Thursday, 21 August 2014
Ebola-- Lagos Hospital which Treated Patrick Sawyer to Receive N4m
First Consultant Hospital in Obalende, Lagos State, where Nigeria’s first Ebola case was treated will receive N4 million from ANAP foundation.
Nigeria's Minister of Health, Onyebuchi Chukwu’s spokesperson, Dan Nwomeh, in a statement said, the founder of the foundation, Atedo Peterside, informed the ministry that all private hospitals affected by the outbreak would receive N100, 000 per bed space. The statement said Mr. Peterside disclosed that First Consultant Hospital would be the first beneficiary of the foundation’s donation. The hospital will receive N4 million since it has 40 bed spaces.
Nigeria recorded its first Ebola case on July 20 when Liberian-American, Patrick Sawyer, came with the disease into Lagos. Mr. Sawyer died at First Consultant Hospital, Obalende, Lagos on July 24. So far, 12 people have tested positive to the deadly disease out of which five have died, including the Mr. Sawyer. Five others were discharged while the other two people are already responding to treatment.