Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh, one of the country’s best consultant physicians, who had contracted the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) from the index carrier, a Liberian who imported the virus into Nigeria, is dead at the age of 58.
Adadevoh who worked at First Consultants Medical Centre, a Lagos-based hospital, where Patrick Sawyer, was admitted was said to have passed on this evening after all efforts to revive her from coma failed.
The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Dan Nwomeh, announced Adedavoh’s demise on Tuesday evening.
“We regret to announce the death of one of the primary contacts of the index case, the most senior doctor who participated in the management of the patient, a female consultant physician, with this unfortunate development the total number of Ebola virus related deaths now stand at five,” the terse statement read.
The late Adadevoh, who was said to be a great grand-daughter of Herbert Macaula, was a Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist, and a member of the Nigerian Medical Association and the British-Nigerian Association.
She obtained her MBBS degree from the University of Lagos, Akoka as well as a Diploma in Endocrinology from the University of London.
She was a Fellow of the National Postgraduate Medical College.
The late Adadevoh practised in the United Kingdom and Nigeria for more than three decades.