Mrs Opeyemi Adejoro gave birth at 7.24pm on Tuesday, 1st December 2015, at the First Consultant Medical Centre (FCMC) in Lagos.
The wife of Nigerian Ebola survivor, Dr Adewale Adejoro has delivered a healthy baby girl.
Mrs Opeyemi Adejoro gave birth at 7.24pm on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at the First Consultant Medical Centre (FCMC) in Lagos.
This was disclosed via a statement released on behalf of the hospital today, December 3.
The statement reads:
“Mrs Opeyemi J. Adejoro, the wife of Dr. Adewale Adejoro, a male Ebola survivor, has safely delivered a healthy Ebola-free baby girl at First Consultant Medical Centre, Lagos.”
“The hospital's Medical Director, Dr. Benjamin Ohiaeri made the birth announcement today. The baby was born at 7.24pm on Tuesday, 1st December 2015.”
“The baby girl, weighing 3kg at birth (its placenta 450g), a product of a term gestation was delivered following strict guidelines and recommendations from the Centre for Disease Control (CDC), USA, through the pre-natal and delivery stages.”
Dr Adejoro was working at FCMC when Nigeria’s index patient, Liberian Patrick Sawyer was admitted at the facility.
The only female doctor to survive the outbreak, Dr Ada Igonoh, also of the FCMC, gave birth to a healthy baby girl in the United States of America on November 3, 2015.
Another FCMC doctor, Stella Adadevoh lost her life to the virus and is credited with containing the epidemic by preventing Sawyer from leaving the hospital despite immense pressure to do so.
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