The Guild of Medical Directors, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) branch is calling on the Federal government to declare August 19, a national holiday in memory of late Dr Stella Ameyo Adadevoh.
In a statement signed by Biodun Ogungbo, Public Relations Officer of the Guild, they said she deserves to be immortalized for paying the ultimate price to save Nigerians from Ebola.
“It is the least we can do. It is the least we should do,” the medical directors said in the statement.
Dr Adadevoh was the lead consultant physician and endocrinologist at First Consultant Hospital Obalende, Lagos, a private hospital.
She helped prevent the spread of Ebola in the country through Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian (and first index case of the disease in Nigeria) who had come in to the country and was treated at the hospital in July 2014.
The medical directors said she made a huge sacrifice in protecting millions of Nigerians from Ebola disease and that she deserves to be remembered with a national holiday.