Welcome, Guest: Join Nigeria Student Forum / Login / Trending Now / Recent Topics

Stats: 22,450 Members, 77,800 Topics, 16,195 Comments. Date: Apr 7 2020, 7:32 am

SPECIAL: Gain Admission Into 200 Level To Study In Any University Via IJMB | CAMBRIDGE | JUPEB | NO JAMB | LOW FEES | Call 07063085343, 08086347092 To Register!
SPECIAL: Corpers, give PEACE OF MIND to parents during the NYSC by sending the GridCodes (egAAAA-AZ5R) showing where you camp/stay/work/socialise | DOWNLOAD Android Users | IOS Users
NSF Banner Ads NSF Banner Ads NSF Banner Ads
Aderinola Bunmi
Science Laboratory Technology
Aspirant, Nigeria.

The Guild of Medical Directors has called on the Federal Government to immortalise and confer national honours on the late Dr Ameyo Adadevoh, who died on August 19, 2014, while striving to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the country.

Adadevoh contracted the virus at First Consultant Hospital after coming in contact with a Liberian-American diplomat, Patrick Sawyer, who was admitted for treatment and later discovered to be an Ebola patient. The National President of the GMD, Prof. Femi Babalola, who spoke at a special remembrance service in honour of Adadevoh at First Baptist Church, Garki, Abuja on Sunday, recounted the events that led to the death of the doctor.

Babalola said, “You will recall that over five years ago, a Liberian diplomat, who was infected with the Ebola virus, came to Nigeria and was rushed to First Consultant Hospital, Lagos, where Dr Adadevoh was a medical director. “This diplomat wanted to be released but Dr Adadevoh physically prevented him from leaving the hospital, exposing herself to the Ebola virus and, in the process, she died.

“In addition to her death, there were 10 other doctors and nurses who died. If not for Dr Adadevoh’s sacrifice, perhaps we would have experienced a terrible Ebola epidemic.” The GMD, which was founded in 1990 and registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission in 1992, is an association of proprietors of hospitals in the private sector.

Babalola stated that the guild held its 25th annual general meeting and scientific conference on Friday and Saturday. “We want to thank God for the success of the meeting, where we honoured the memory of one of our members, (the late) Dr Ameyo Adadevoh,” he said.

The Secretary General of the Economic Community of West African States Parliament, Dr Nelson Magbagbeola, who was also at the event, stated that the organisation had recognised Adadevoh’s sacrifice under President Muhammadu Buhari as the chairman of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Governments.

Speaking on the Ebola outbreak, Magbagbeola said, “I remember the situation very well. I am a senior official in ECOWAS (and) Patrick Sawyer was the head of the national unit of ECOWAS in Liberia.

“The meeting we were supposed to attend was an annual retreat of the heads of national units in Calabar, involving the leadership of ECOWAS. If he had got to Calabar, we were asking ourselves, what would have happened? “It would have affected the entire leadership of ECOWAS at that time — senior officials and heads of national units from other countries, and you can imagine the ripple effect of that.”

Source: https://www.nursingworldnigeria.com/2019/10/immortalise-adadevoh-medical-directors-tell-fg

0 Like

If You're Chasing Money, You'll Always Be Lacking. Chase Purpose And Money Will Chase You

Don't have an account? Use the form below to signup for a Nigeria Student Forum Account

E.g Seuncoded

I agree to the terms of service

Viewing this topic:
1 guest viewing this topic
NSF Banner Ads NSF Banner Ads NSF Banner Ads
Download the Ngstudentforum app for Android Devices

Disclaimer: Every Nigeria Student Forum member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nigeria Student Forum.
- Copyright © 2016 - 2020. All rights reserved.