Uche Edochie shared a lengthy post on his Instagram handle where he recounted how he discovered he had the deadly virus and how it eventually took the expense of his life.
According to the young Edochie, when he initially fell sick, he felt it was malaria and started treating that. However, by the time he realised it could have been something else, it was too late and 80% of his lungs already deteriorated.
Uche noted that he was on oxygen for days and he could neither eat nor breathe. According to him, it was the first time in his existence that he had no control over his condition.
The actor’s son also reassured fans that he was now fully remedied of the virus in as much as his lungs still needed months to heal.
However, Uche also complained that treating COVID-19 cost a lot and that he spent N350,000 per day at the hospital.
He wrote: "Curing COVID-19 costs a fortune and that is a dilemma why people die of the pandemic. The facility where I was treated charges N350,000 a day. I was there for twelve days before being shifted to First Cardiology Centre in Ikoyi for my lung and heart restoration. The cumulative cost of my medication has surpassed six million naira."
He then urged the government to subsidize affordable treatment otherwise many people will lose their lives.
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