Nollywood veteran Pete Edochie’s Son, Uche has revealed how COVID-19 damaged 80 percent of his lungs.
Uche Edochie took to his Instagram account to share the unfortunate ordeal. He said when he started feeling ill he thought he was having malaria and had self-medicated.
He, however, realized something else was wrong and by the time he realized he had COVID-19, 80 percent of his lungs were already damaged.
Edochie said he was on oxygen for days and could neither eat nor drink. He said it was the first time in his life he felt helpless.
He assured everyone of his safe recovery though his lungs still need time to get back in good shape.
Uche further complained about the cost of treating COVID-19, he said it was the reason most people ended up dying. He revealed that he spent a sum of N350,000 per day while under treatment.
He wrote: “Curing covid costs a fortune too and that is a problem. That is often why people die. The facility where I was treated charges N350,000 a day. I was there for twelve days before being moved to First Cardiology Centre in Ikoyi for my lung and heart rehabilitation.
“Total cost of my treatment so far has exceeded six million naira. I know a guy whose covid treatment cost seventeen million naira.”