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“Ebola Patient Discharged is not Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh” – Health Minister



Onyebuchi Minister of Health Bella Naija

Abuja (NAN) – The Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu on Sunday in Abuja said he never mentioned Dr Adadevoh as the female doctor who was treated and discharged of Ebola virus as reported by some sections of the media.

The minister’s reaction is contained in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media and Communication, Dan Nwomeh.

“It has been brought to the attention of the Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, that the first Nigerian to be diagnosed of Ebola Virus Disease, a female doctor who treated the index case and who was discharged to go home yesterday, is being reported in some of the media to be one Dr Adadevor.

“The minister wishes to clarify that the name of the patient is not Dr Adadevor, this should be noted,’’ the statement stated.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. Mimi

    August 17, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Kinda too late now. People are probably already freaking out about her.

  2. Shadie

    August 17, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    I just hope this minister and govt know what they are doing claiming to be treating Ebola infected patients and releasing them to the general public. We don’t want any PDP 2015 general elections campaign publicity to the detriment of the Citizens. Politicians have no heart anything to claim victory over the opposition parties.

    • i no send

      August 17, 2014 at 10:43 pm

      thanks for this comment..someone sent me a food for thot on bbm and asked why is it that the doc afflicted long before our own in america is still in quarantine even after giving zmapp and making a remarkable recovery…. but here within 10 days a patient without medication is out..who is monitoring all this ?? we pray truly that its not a desperate attempt to douse public hysteria…is WHO involved in this process??..jus questions pls o

    • @DrOsaz

      August 18, 2014 at 2:29 pm

      @i no send: d US doc has been discharged from Emory univ hosp hale & hearty just like our Naija doc after testin negative to EV & being without its symptoms for 5 days. Pls know that EV infection wen caught early can be managed with supportive therapy like fluid & electrolytes replacement, oxygen adm, etc with a high chance of survival till d virus is contained by d body’s immunity (body soldiers). So, its v v v possible to survive it without Zmapp or wat have u with d right mgt & God’s help. So far, so good, our govt esp Lagos govt has done fantastically excellent in containing d virus & in treating d affected. Fatality rate has been less than 35% in Nigeria unlike other west African countries. Appreciate your own pls & b informed or else fear will get u deformed! Concerning Dr Adadejvoh being rumoured to be d one discharged, wat do u expect wen d doc’s name wasn’t published. USA pub theirs- Dr Bryant.

    • Emeka

      August 18, 2014 at 11:09 am

      What has this got to do with Politics or PDP? Na wa oh!!!

    • Emeka

      August 18, 2014 at 11:17 am

      Trust me, they do. They have actually done quite a good job. Pray for Nigeria.

  3. anonymous

    August 17, 2014 at 9:52 pm


  4. Meena

    August 17, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    so who is the person that survived?

  5. nna

    August 17, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    I hope CDC was involved in the discharge. This Onyebuchi guy does not understand the kind of illness he is dealing with. God help Nigerians.

    • Emeka

      August 18, 2014 at 11:19 am

      That “Onyebuchi guy” does know what he is dealing with. Try for once and believe in your country. Or maybe you should go volunteer and do something about it if you feel “the guy” doesn’t know what he is doing.

  6. Me2me

    August 17, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    My people the minister of health is just like the average Nigerian. Scam artist. No one was released

    • Emeka

      August 18, 2014 at 11:16 am

      This kind of comment is what happens when everyone has access to the internet where they can come and blab rubbish. Maybe you could listen to the news more often, watch TV and read newspapers to ACTUALLY know your facts about this EV before commenting and saying stupid things. This Minister has ACTUALLY done a VERY GOOD job and most honest people know that. A doctor was released, but not who the media said it was!!!

  7. Elle

    August 17, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    Nigerians can carry false news, its actually a young female Dr that was released and not the consultant. Media pls always get ur facts right. Praying the others fully recover.

  8. @edDREAMZ

    August 18, 2014 at 12:24 am

    So we are back to square one, this is just not wanted ryt nw…..

  9. Q-dee

    August 18, 2014 at 4:01 am

    And after surviving would this person still gon be a carrier of the virus. Heard the disease has no cure

  10. Iris

    August 18, 2014 at 4:23 am

    All of this is BS. Who was released then? First they had a cure. Then they said it wasn’t a cure. Then they said someone had been successfully treated but didn’t say how. Now they say it wasn’t the doctor people thought it was. Now I’m going to start doubting everything they say with regards to how much under control they have this thing.

    • Emeka

      August 18, 2014 at 11:13 am

      You could try reading some time and get your facts right before calling it BS. You Nigerians could just for once support your government. In the whole of all the West African countries affected, Nigerian Minister of Health has done the most in curbing this infection. Try and be supportive. This is coming from a Medical Doctor too.

    • i no send

      August 18, 2014 at 12:40 pm

      Pls emeka answer these questions with facts …. just give facts about the process of discharge since u are a “medical dr”that is all we are asking..we want to support but we need facts

  11. me

    August 18, 2014 at 7:24 am

    Perhaps if we just stop and listen to the reports on our own or make time to read about them we’ll get the real story. He was very clear about the doctor who was released, and never said it was the consultant. It’s amazing that those who do absolutely nothing to make a difference are the once who spread the doubts, conspiracy theories and pessimistic ideas around. How about volunteering or even going out there to say a prayer atlease we all claim to be religious and while u are at it take a cooler of jollof rice for the patients and those volunteers instead of just being negative.

  12. me

    August 18, 2014 at 7:26 am

    Ones I mean

  13. Iphie

    August 18, 2014 at 9:40 am

    I think the honourable minister has done quite well in terms of communication. I applaud his effort and that of the medical team risking their lives to contain the Ebola virus.

    On the other hand Nigerian’s should stop this craze to be the first to break every unconfirmed news on social media. It really should stop!

  14. segun olalere

    August 19, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Doctor adadevon later die and said they have been discharge’ Nigerian are slow so no one can travel to USA to collect the drug ‘still waiting for them to send it

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