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Popular female doctor dies from Ebola

Popular female doctor dies from Ebola
August 19
20:50 2014
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A female medical doctor at First Consultant Hospital, Lagos, has died from the Ebola virus disease, sources confirmed to TheCable on Tuesday evening.

A statement issued on behalf of the minister of health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, by his media aide, Dan Nwomeh, read: “The Honourable Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu regrets 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.”

The statement did not name the victim, but TheCable learnt that it is Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, who had fallen into coma for nearly a week before finally succumbing to the disease.

She attended to Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American who brought the virus to Nigeria, and reportedly discovered too late that the man had been infected with Ebola.

Adaevoh, who is survived by her only son, is the first doctor and the fourth Nigerian to die from the virus.

The other fatalities were two nurses and an ECOWAS protocol officer.

Five other persons who were infected have been discharged from isolation ward, while two other persons are currently undergoing treatment.

Friends and well-wishers of the late doctor had launched a campaign for the United States to make the ZMapp experimental drug available for her, describing her efforts at saving the life of Sawyer as “heroic”.

However,  makers of the drug had announced that they had run out of supplies and it would take months to produce.

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  1. Akano81
    Akano81 August 19, 21:05

    Too bad. May God accept her soul

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  2. niyilat
    niyilat August 19, 21:12

    May her soul rest in peace.

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  3. Jummy
    Jummy August 19, 21:20

    Too bad. RIP Doc

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  4. SayNoToEbola
    SayNoToEbola August 19, 22:15

    So sad, died in the line of duty, how many of our leaders can die in the line of their duty, and yet,their policies do not favour the ordinary man or woman ready to sacrifice for the country. Late Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh is a medical hero. My condolence to the family and her friends. Please doctors, come back to work as your nurses have pleaded earlier today, for God’s sake, we that can’t afford private hospitals are pleading, biko, jor, Dan’Allah, abegi… God bless Nigeria

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    • sina
      sina August 20, 09:55

      Well said. And this same government can sack Doctors they pay 5,000 as hazard allowance. They have now turned her children to motherless and all Nigeria may soon forget her. My heart goes to her family, may God grant them fortitude to bear the loss.

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  5. AGO
    AGO August 19, 23:42

    So unfortunate, may her gentle soul rest in peace. Sawyer and his family’ should be sued for manslaughter . He knew his predicament but he did nt say anything.

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  6. dangara
    dangara August 20, 00:26

    I agree that she is a medical hero, a rare gem who died in the line of duty. The nation should immortalized her by naming the Abuja National Hospital after her.

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  7. goddie
    goddie August 20, 07:01

    What a world

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  8. ugbo Noko
    ugbo Noko August 20, 08:45

    May God grant her soul and the souls of others who died from the ebola virus eternal peace and quick recovery to those still being treated. Frantic efforts being made to control the spread of the virus by the Health Minister, Governor Fashola and others are commendable. God bless Nigeria.

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  9. Babskay
    Babskay August 20, 09:10

    So sad. I write this comment with tears in my eyes. Dr Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, If you had decided not to announce the treatment of Mr Sawyer in your hospital, Our country would have been in a very terrible situation which would be worse than the Boko Haram onslaught. Your love for your country and humanity encouraged your judgement and disposition. You are indeed a hero to our great country. May our All Mighty God be with those you left behind.

    Rest in peace my sister. Amen.

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  10. JIDOV
    JIDOV August 20, 09:19

    May her loving soul rest peacefully. she did all she had to do without holding back. a learning point to all medics .

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  11. Ade-akin
    Ade-akin August 20, 11:11

    May God console her family. FEDERAL GOV SHOULD TAKE UP HER SON’S EDUCATION AND NAME GEN HOSPITAL ABUJA AFTER HER. She saved billions by not covering up Sawyer.

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  12. Onevoice
    Onevoice August 20, 15:21

    So unfortunate!She died in the course of giving care to others,what a selfless service!With deepest sympathy,may God grant her soul eternal rest. May God also give her family fortitude to bear this great loss…

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  13. OneVoice
    OneVoice August 20, 15:30

    So unfortunate! She died in the course of giving care to others, what a selfless service? May God console the family and grant her gentle soul eternal rest… She ought to be immortalized for her great efforts.

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  14. Kenny
    Kenny August 21, 00:13

    May her soul rest in peace!

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  15. ijay
    ijay August 22, 04:52

    Professor or doc onyebuchi is not straight forward human. Dis is d same doc dat u told us she ok n hasbeen discharged n now she is dead. U dont even no wat u r doin.

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  16. jeena
    jeena August 26, 14:10

    may her gentle soul rest in peace. may the soul of Patrice sawyer never rest in peace. amen

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