The Nigerian Medical Association, Lagos State chapter, stages protests after the untimely death of Dr. Vwaere Diaso, a medical officer who was involved in a fatal elevator crash at the General Hospital, Odan, Lagos Island. The Lagos State Government sets up a panel of inquiry to investigate the incident and vows to take necessary actions against those found responsible.
Dr. Diaso was reportedly in the elevator, heading to receive her food from a dispatch rider, when the crash occurred. Despite being rushed to the emergency ward, she tragically succumbed to her injuries.
Colleagues of the deceased expressed their grief and frustration over the incident, accusing the hospital management of negligence. The protesters shut down hospital gates, and medical workers refused to attend to patients as a sign of mourning.
In response to the situation, the NMA directs all doctors in government hospitals on Lagos Island to commence an indefinite strike until investigations are completed and justice is served. Meanwhile, social media posts and testimonials reveal that complaints about the faulty elevator had been made previously.
The Lagos State Government expresses shock at the incident and initiates an inquiry to determine the cause of the mechanical failure. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu promises a thorough investigation and assures appropriate sanctions for any negligence found in the inquiry’s report.