Doctor Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, the female doctor who oversaw the medical treatment of Liberian Patrick Sawyer at First Consultant Hospital is dead.
Her death occurred at the isolation unit of the Mainland Hospital in Lagos where she died from Ebola Virus Disease, which she contracted from her Liberian patient when she forcefully restricted him to his bed after he tried to remove the drip administered on him.
Her action mitigated the Ebola spread in Nigeria because if Sawyer had succeeded in forcing himself out of the hospital, it would have been difficult to trace those who had contact with him.
Health Minister Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu yesterday evening announced Dr. Adadevoh’s death in a statement signed by his special assistant on media and communication, Mr. Dan Nwomeh.
The statement reads in part: “We regret to announce the death, this evening, of one of the primary contacts of the index Ebola virus disease case, the most senior doctor who participated in the management of the patient, a female consultant physician.
“With this unfortunate development, the total number of Ebola virus related deaths in Nigeria now stands at five. The other two patients currently under treatment in the isolation wards are stable and are being taken care of.”