Minister Clarifies Identity of Ebola Infected Doctor Discharged from Quarantine
The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu on Sunday in Abuja said the female doctor who was treated and discharged of Ebola virus was not Dr Adadevoh as reported by some sections of the media.
The minister in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media and Communication, Mr Dan Nwomeh said he never mentioned the name f the doctor while addressing the press on Saturday.
The minister further states that the nurse who recovered and was discharged today is a medical officer who worked at the hospital Sawyer was treated in. That patient’s name was simply given as Ada.
Read the statement 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 wished to clarify that the name of the patient is not Dr. Adadevoh. This should be noted.
The minister’s statement yesterday, while indicating that it was a female doctor, did not indicate the name of the patient.
Special Assistant on Media and Communication to the Minister
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