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Lagos Assembly to probe doctor’s death in elevator

Lagos Assembly to probe doctor’s death in elevator

The Lagos State House of Assembly has inaugurated an eight-man committee to investigate the elevator accident that led to the death of a medical doctor, Vwaere Diaso.

Already, the House has summoned the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, and staff that had roles in the incident.

Speaking at the plenary on Friday, the Speaker, Mr. Mudashiru Obasa, said the Assembly promised to ensure justice for the deceased.

A faulty elevator at the staff quarters of the General Hospital, Odan, Lagos, had claimed the life of Dr. Diaso, who was undergoing her housemanship at the facility.

The incident reportedly happened on Tuesday evening when the deceased, who lived on the 9th floor of the building, was on her way to meet a dispatch rider that had brought the food she earlier ordered online.

Obasa said it was regrettable to lose such a young promising daughter, adding that no convincing explanation could be given to the parents and her colleagues and no amount of explanation could suffice.

He said, “However, a probe into the incident is needed to ensure proper management and safety of lives.

“The eight-man committee to be headed by the Deputy Speaker, Mrs. Mojisola Meranda, includes David Setonji, Lara Oyekan, Olayinka Ajomale, Shabi Adekola, Omolara Olumegbon, Akanbi Oluwa, and Olarenwaju Afinni.

“They have a mandate to report their findings to the House in two weeks. It is unimaginable the pain that the loss of the medical doctor will bring to her immediate family.
It is saddening to lose such a young promising daughter.”

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The Speaker appealed to the NMA to resume work, assuring that government would look into their demands.

Raising the issue earlier on the floor of the House, Mr. Olarenwaju Afinni, representing (Lagos Island II), urged his colleagues to help look into the incident.

Contributing, Mr. Gbolahan Yishawu (Eti-Osa II), said the NMA had the right to express its grievances over the death of its colleague, but he appealed to the doctors to call off their indefinite strike to avert more deaths.

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