Ebola: Reps Call For Compensation For Medical Victims
The House of Representatives in Nigeria has urged the Federal and State governments concerned to compensate the families of Dr. Stella Adadevoh and other health workers who died of the Ebola Virus Disease.
In plenary on Tuesday, a lawmaker, Olajumoke Okoya-Thomas, said that the gallant and patriotic role played by late Dr. Adadevoh and her team in curbing the spread of the disease in Nigeria deserved to be rewarded.
The house also observed a moment of silence in their honour and urged that the Nigerian government immortalises the late doctor by naming a medical institution in her honour.
Lawmakers also commended the Federal and State governments for the effective action taken to halt the spread of the disease.
Late Dr. Adadevoh played a major role in ensuring that the index patient, a Liberian-American man, Patrick Sawyer, did not leave the hospital after he tested positive for Ebola virus.
The Nigerian president had dedicated Nigeria’s Ebola-free declaration by the World Health Organization on October 20 to health workers and to Nigerians.