Lagos hospital indicted by Delta government for doctor's death in an elevator.

Aug 4, 2023 - 16:41
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Lagos hospital indicted by Delta government for doctor's death in an elevator.

The General Hospital, Odan, Lagos Island administration was charged on Thursday by Delta State Governor Sheriff Oborevwori for the murder of Dr. Vwaere Diaso, who was killed on Tuesday when the hospital's elevator crashed.

According to earlier reports, Diaso died while attempting to retrieve food from a dispatch rider via the elevator.

Oborevwori said that Diaso, an inhabitant of the Ewu Kingdom in the state's Ughelli South Local Government Area, died as a result of the hospital management's negligence in maintaining its facilities in a statement released by his chief press secretary, Festus Ahon.

Therefore, he urged the police and the Lagos State Government to conduct a comprehensive investigation to prevent a repeat of the incident.

The statement said, "While we grieve her regrettable and preventable passing, the hospital management failed in their responsibility to maintain hospital facilities, which contributed to her premature passing.

To prevent a repeat of the terrible incident, "I, therefore, call on the Lagos State Government and Police authorities to thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding the incident."

A family member stated in a statement on Thursday that the deceased's funeral should be held in secret.

The family member stated, "We want to have a private and quiet burial for our daughter but neither the hospital nor the state government have contacted us."

The Network for Democracy and Development, a civil society organization, has labeled the occurrence that resulted in the doctor's death as "unacceptable" and a case of "criminal negligence" on the part of those responsible for ensuring a secure environment for hospital employees.

This information was released by the group on Thursday in a statement that was co-signed by its National Coordinator, Tajudeen Alabede, and General Secretary, Jameel Muhammad.

Part of the statement said, "The NDD deems this development intolerable and a clear case of criminal negligence on the part of those who are responsible for giving her and other medical staff members a safe working environment.

It is indescribable that a hospital of the caliber did not have blood available to save the injured.

"NDD, therefore, calls on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to take immediate action to investigate the circumstances surrounding the preventable accident that resulted in Dr. Vwaere Diaso's death and bring all of the guilty parties to justice," the statement reads.

A thorough safety examination of the infrastructure in all state-run facilities, including schools, should also be carried out by the state government.

"The audit report should be made available to the public. Lagos needs to demonstrate to the rest of the world that it actually is Nigeria's center of excellence.

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