I spent over N6m to treat COVID-19 – Actor Pete Edochie’s son



Uche Edochie, son of Veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie has said that he spent over N6 million to treat  COVID-19  virus at an isolation facility in Gbagada in Lagos.


Edochie took to his Instagram page @ucheedochie to and announce his recovery experience.


He stated that the  facility where he treated charged him N350,000 per day and there for twelve days before being moved to First Cardiology Centre in Ikoyi for lung and heart rehabilitation.


The total cost of his  had exceeded N6 million, he said, adding that many people died of the virus because of the high cost associated with its treatment.


“COVID costs a fortune and I know a guy whose cost N17 million. When I fell sick weeks ago, I thought I had malaria, so I spent the first couple of weeks treating malaria.


“By the time I realised this could be something else, it too late and I rushed to the hospital with eighty percent of my lungs damaged.


“I couldn’t eat or breathe and I on oxygen for weeks; I could not walk either, including having severe chest pains. It felt like I dying and waking up over and over again, I have never seen anything like this,” Uche said.


The actor’s son  said it the first time in his life that he had no control over anything.
 “I felt like I on a boat drifting away in the still of the night rudder less.


“The days that followed passed by slowly and everything a blur and I remember lying in the hospital floating endlessly like a feather in an abyss of nothing.


“The days turned to weeks and my recovery going well. I fully cured of COVID now and I able to walk a little,” he said.


He added that his  lungs take months to heal completely, but he currently on oxygen and medications.


Uche urged governments to invest in affordable treatments, to prevent more people from dying of the virus, while lamenting that in spite of the lockdown, wearing of nose masks and vaccines, the virus was still spreading.


“Even those vaccinated are still catching it, but thank God I back home,” he said.


He thanked his  family members and healthcare workers for their incredible support, saying, “In all these people, I saw the face of God and I will never forget. (NAN)