Monday, 18 August 2014

Press Release: Discharged Ebola Patient Is Not Dr. Adadevoh

Discharged Ebola Patient Is Not Dr. AdadevohContrary to viral reports claiming that the first Nigerian doctor to survive the Ebola virus is Dr. Stella Adadevoh a new statement by the Minister of Health, says otherwise.
In a statement released by the Federal ministry of health Professor Onyebunchi Chukwu clearly states that Adadevoh has not yet been discharged and is in fact still sick and receiving treatment. Read the full press release below
It has been brought to the attention of the Honourable Minister of Health, Professor Onyebunchi Chukwu, that the first Nigerian to be diagnosed of Ebola Virus Disease, a female doctor who treated the index case and who was discharged home from the ward yesterday, is being reported in some sections of the media to be one Dr. Adadevoh.
The Honourable Minister whished to clarify that the name of the patient is not Dr. Adadevoh. This should be noted.
The ministers statement yesterday, while indicating that it was a female doctor, did not indicate the name of the patient.
Dan Nwomeh
Special Assistant on Media and Communication to the Minister
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