LASG to probe death of doctor from elevator accident

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Lagos, Aug. 3, 2023 – The Lagos State Government will probe the death of Vwaere Diaso, a medical doctor who died from elevator at Doctors’ quarters Odan General Hospital on Lagos Island.  

The State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in a statement, said the state would thoroughly investigate the tragic death of the medical doctor.

The doctor was on the 11th floor of the building and was taking the elevator to the basement when the elevator failed and collapsed on the ground.

She was locked inside the elevator for hours before help could come.

Sanwo-Olu described the death of Diaso as devastating.

“In light of this tragedy, I have taken immediate action to initiate a thorough investigation into the cause of the mechanical failure.

“It is my sincere commitment that this investigation will be conducted with utmost t with utmost transparency and fairness, leaving no room for any biases or favoritism.

“I was deeply saddened to hear about the tragic loss of Dr. Vwaere Diaso, a dedicated medical professional whose life was taken due to a mechanical failure within the elevator at the Doctor’s quarters of the General Hospital, Odan, Lagos Island.

“It is distressing to think that such a promising young doctor had her life cut short in such a devastating manner.

“As a parent myself, I cannot help, but feel the pain and sorrow that Dr. Diaso’s loved ones must be experiencing during this difficult time. My heart goes out to her parents, family members, friends, and colleagues who are grieving this profound loss,” the governor said.

He also sympathised with the Medical Guild, the Nigeria Medical Association and all doctors in Lagos State.

“I extend my deepest sympathies. Losing a fellow healthcare professional is a tremendous loss for the entire medical community,” he said. (GBN)

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