The Federal Government has said it would honour the late Dr. Ameyo Adedavoh, who treated the Liberia-American, Patrick Sawyer, also deceased, “at the appropriate time.”
Dr. Adedavoh, until her isolation and eventual death on Tuesday, 19 August, was the most senior physician at the First Consultant Hospital, Obalende, Lagos.
Dan Nwomeh, Special Adviser on Media and Communication to the Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, commended Adedavoh’s exceptional bravery, in a statement he issued.
Adedavoh, Chukwu said, paid the price of containing a spread of the deadly virus with her life. “Dr. Adedavoh took the brunt of physically blocking the patient from running away from the First Consultants Hospital, which would have not only infected more people, but also make contact tracing difficult. I am confident that she will be honoured by Nigeria at the appropriate time” Chukwu also said that the total number of confirmed cases still stood at 12, with five dead, five successfully managed and discharged, while the remaining two were currently undergoing treatment at the isolation ward in Lagos.