Some Nigerians have asked the US government to give one of the nurses, Obi Justina Ejelonu that treated Late Liberian who died of Ebola in Lagos and her colleagues who have tested positive to Ebola the same experimental drugs they have been using for US doctors who are also down with the virus.
Unknown to Justina she went online after Mr Sawyer died and thanked God she wasn’t infected and also thanked God for the lives of her colleagues and the hospital management not knowing she has also been infected with the virus. Continue below...
“I never contacted his fluids .i checked his Vitals, helped him with his food.(he was too weak)…..i basically touched where his hands touched and dats d only contact. not directly wt his fluids.@a stage, he yanked off his infusion and we had blood everywhere on his bed…..but d ward maids took care of that and changed his linens with great precaution. Every patient is treated as high risk ….if it were airborne, by now wahala for dey. i still thank God.”
“Friends, up to our uniforms n all linens were burnt off. we r on surveillance n off work till 11th.
Our samples v long bn taken by WHO n so far we v been fine.
For me, kudos to my hospital managt cos we work proffessionally wt every patient considered risk cos that’s d training. had it been its a hospital where they manage ordinar gloves lik Govt hospital n some janjaweed private hosp..:lol….wahala for dey o.i must also thank Lagos Govt….infact! Even fed govt sef….all been supportive. im good n so r the others in d hosp…..”
According to the admin of the Facebook group, Justina went into quarantine after that post and has now tested positive to Ebola. Some Nigerians however have started an online campaign to pressurize the US government to give Justina and others down with the virus the same experimental drugs used for US doctors down with Ebola.