I just received this serious email from a reader and according to her, she knows someone who had contact with Dr Iyke Enemuo, the doctor in Rivers State that contracted Ebola while treating an ECOWAS diplomat; and the person has allegedly refused to be quarantined. Here's her mail:
Hello, please help publish this. I'm writing you in line with the recent outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Rivers State and I wish to remain anonymous.
Dr Iyke as he is popularly called (late) of Sam steel clinic Rumuokoro Port Harcourt has been our family doctor for over 6yrs. He worked with my mom hand in hand in same office at the Rivers State College of Health soon after his youth service where she works as a qualified nurse and lecturer and he was then the clinic's doctor.
Late Dr. Iyke Sam was a good doctor and got popular as God was using him to cure a lot
of illnesses, again, he was well known because of his relationship with HIV positive patients/HIV positive pregnant women. He treated them with ease and they felt comfortable because there was no stigma attached. This made him grow rapidly and in no time, Sam Steel clinic was established!
It's a shame this ugly situation happened and it had to be him.
Reasons for writing you is because some of the people who had contact with Dr Iyke while he was sick were staff of the Rivers State College of Health and so far, his doctor and pharmacist working in his hospital (Sam Steel) that were quarantined have tested positive to the Ebola virus.
His lab director who is also the lab director at the River State College of Health who was said to have been in direct contact with the doctor (one Mr K***) has refused to be quarantined and is going about his normal activities. This is wrong as he reports to office everyday and relates with other colleagues at the Rivers State College of health and no one is willing to speak up to authorities and I just wonder how many more are at large.
I'm 100% sure of the info I'm giving you aunty Laila. And I did because I don't have any information on how to contact authorities to get to him which is the reason I'm contacting you. There are many Patrick Sawyers amongst us and I pray God helps us.
Hoping my info helps as well for the good of every Nigerian and the state to help fight the spread of Ebola.