The former Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Olasupo Shasore, at the weekend announced the establishment of a health trust for late Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, who treated the American-Liberian Ebola Virus Disease patient, Mr. Patrick Sawyer.
The late Adadevoh, a medical consultant at the First Consultants Hospital, Obalende, attended to Sawyer and later reported the matter to the Lagos State Government in suspecting the symptoms being manifested by Sawyer as those of the Ebola disease. Dr. Adadevoh became infected with EVD a few days later and died at the Lagos Isolation Centre in Yaba. Shasore, who was among other Nigerians at a special
Tribute Night organised in honour Adadevoh by friends, relations and colleagues at the Harbour Point, Victoria Island area of Lagos, explained that the Trust, a non-profit organisation, would focus on encouraging and funding research, as well as finding cure for infectious diseases in Nigeria. Shasore, while paying glowing tribute to the late Dr. Adadevoh, stated that the country had lost a brave and dedicated individual. The health trust, he added, was set up to assist and support healthcare services in the country. He expressed satisfaction with the way Nigerians have acted in containing the disease, in a bid to safeguard the overall wellness of the general public.
Shasore, who is the Chairman, Lagos Home Ownership Mortgage Scheme Committee, urged members of the public to direct inquiries and concerns via email to: email@example.com.