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House Of Assembly Asks Fashola To Name Hospital After Adadevoh

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The House Of Assembly members of Lagos state have asked the Governor of Lagos state, Babatunde Fashola to rename IDH after Dr. Adadevoh.

Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh, who was recently revealed to be the grand daughter of Herbert Macauley, is remembered by Nigerians as a heroine for her fight against the spread of the deadly Ebola virus disease. When Patrick Sawyer, the American-Liberian who imported Ebola into Nigeria, was admitted at the hospital in Lagos, he was reported to have behaved in an unruly manner, and even wanted to leave the hospital. Dr. Adadevoh reportedly physically restrained him and made sure he stayed in bed, denying him discharge. Unfortunately, Dr. Adadevoh contacted the virus from Sawyer, but she saved the lives of millions of Nigerians from the spread of the deadly disease.

On September 24, 2014, the house moved the motion asking his Excellency Governor Babatunde Fashola to rename the Infectous Disease Hospital, IDH, where Ebola disease patients were recently treated, after Doctor Adadevoh who died after being contaminated by Sawyer.

The motion for her to be immortalised was moved by Hon Adefunmilayo Tejuso and seconded by Hon Muyiwa Jimoh. The lawmakers said Dr. Adadevoh's act of stopping Sawyer from leaving the First Consultant hospital after she found out he was infected with the deadly virus, saved many lives.

The Speaker of the House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforili directed the clerk of the House, Segun Abiru to communicate the decision to the state Governor. If approved by the Governor, the hospital will be known as Stella Adadevoh Infectous Disease Hospital.

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