Adadevoh, Nigerian doctor who treated Sawyer, dies

Ameyo Stella AdadevohThe Nigerian doctor who attended to Patrick Sawyer, the Liberian-American believed to have brought Ebola to Nigeria, is dead.

The late female doctor, Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, was the senior consultant endocrinologist at First Consultants Hospital where Sawyer was treated before his death from Ebola in late July.

Her death brings to five the number of people the highly contagious virus has killed in the country, following the death of Sawyer, two nurses, and an ECOWAS protocol officer who was stationed to attend to Mr. Sawyer as he arrived in Lagos.

Adadevoh’s death was confirmed by the Federal Ministry of Health in a statement late Tuesday that a “female Nigerian doctor has died at the Ebola Emergency Treatment Centre in Lagos.”

Signed by Dan Nwomeh, spokesperson for the Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu, the statement refrained from mentioning the name of the female doctor, only stating that the victim was one of those who had primary contacts with Mr. Sawyer.

But the manner of saying the deceased is the most senior doctor who participated in treating the Liberian points to the fact that ‎ Adadevoh is the one to whom reference is being made.

A relative of the late doctor, Kwami Adadevoh, also confirmed the death of the brave medical personnel in a post on social media.

“I’d like to thank you all for your prayers. Sadly my darling cousin has been called home. She has finished her course and now rests with God,”‎ a message posted on Twitter reads.