Senate wants Adadevoh, others immortalised

Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh
Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh

The Nigeria Senate has urged the federal government to immortalise Nigerian health workers who died of Ebola as they fought the dreaded virus in Nigeria.

Lawmakers particularly urged the government to honour the late consultant doctor, Ameyo Adadevoh.

At its plenary Wednesday, the Senate President, David Mark, said “the nation will do well to honour Doctor Adedavoh Ameyo”.

Ayogu Eze, representing Enugu North constituency of Enugu State, supported the call saying “I support the call on the federal government to honour doctor Adadevoh Ameyo for her selfless acts”.

The Senate also commended President Goodluck Jonathan for the prompt response in the wake of the outbreak of the Ebola virus.

Lawmakers commended the steps taken by Lagos state and Federal Ministry of health to handle the deadly virus.

They also urged the Federal government to strengthen health units in all ports of entry and urged all Nigerians to cooperate with health officials and take precautionary measures in order to eradicate the deadly virus that has claimed the lives of many in Nigeria and other African countries.

The late Adadevoh Ameyo, 57, who died of the deadly Ebola virus on August 19, was a physician at the First Consultant Hospital.

She was one of the doctors who treated the Liberian-American who brought the disease to Nigeria, Patrick Sawyer.

The outbreak of the Ebola virus started in March 2014 in Guinea, then spread to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria and Senegal. Mr Sawyer was the first Ebola case ever recorded in Nigeria.

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