Breaking: Ebola claims life of senior Nigerian doctor 5 days after family and friends raised the alarm about her fate

Posted by News Express | 19 August 2014 | 3,739 times

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Exactly five days after friends and family members raised the alarm about allegedly inadequate care being given to her, Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, this evening died at the isolation unit of the Mainland Hospital in Lagos, South-West Nigeria.

Dr. Adadevoh, a Senior Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist with First Consultant Medical Centre in Obalende, Lagos, had unknowingly contracted the disease in the process of diagnosing and treating late Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer, who imported the disease into Nigeria late last month.

News Express had on Friday published a story saying there were growing concerns from a group who referred to themselves as “concerned family members” over the health and handling of Dr. Adadevoh. Part of that story read as follows:

“The concerned group observed that Adadevoh was critically ill and could receive better care than she was currently getting.

“They alleged that at the medical facility in Yaba, Lagos, where the doctor was being treated and others were under quarantine, basic amenities such as water were in short supply.

“They also complained of a shortage of manpower at the facility. The added that there was an American doctor helping out at the facility and that he was currently overworked.

“The group called a press conference in Lagos yesterday.

“Speaking for the group, Ladi Okuboyejo, a consultant physician, said there was need for the international community to come into the country and work to ensure that the disease is contained and stemmed at this early stage.

“While commending Adadevoh and other health workers at First Consultants Hospital, Obalende, Lagos, who reported the case of Patrick Sawyer to the appropriate health authorities, Okuboyejo said a lot more needed to be done to address the situation so that it does not get out of control in the country.”

Photo shows late Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh.

Source: News Express

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