Lagos medical doctor’s death avoidable: Labour Party

The Labour Party (LP) in Lagos state on Thursday sympathised with the family and colleagues of late Vwaere Diaso, who died in a faulty Lagos hospital elevator, saying her death was avoidable. 

Ms Diaso, a female medical house officer, died on Tuesday due to injuries sustained after she was trapped for more than 40 minutes in an elevator at the Lagos Island General Hospital, Odan.

Ms Diaso reportedly died a few weeks to the completion of her housemanship in the hospital.

Dayo Ekong, the Lagos state LP chairperson, in a statement on Thursday, described the demise of Ms Diaso as unnecessary and avoidable.

Mrs Ekong said: “The death of Doctor Vwaere Diaso is not only avoidable but very painful and a pointer to the decrepit infrastructure and inefficient government of the Babajide Sanwo-Olu led Lagos State Government.

“We commiserate with the family of the shining star Medical Doctor on the death of their promising daughter.

“It is only the Almighty GOD that can console the family on this tragic and avoidable death of your promising Daughter. It occurred due to the failure of the LASG. Please accept our condolences.”

Mrs Ekong said that preliminary investigation revealed that there had been complaints about the malfunctioning elevator for years without attention.

“The complaints were largely ignored until a life was lost, then suddenly, an investigative commission was immediately set up.

“Must Governor Sanwo-Olu wait until a life is lost? Will the commission raise the dead? Why did it take over an hour to get the then-injured (and now dead victim) out of the malfunctioning lift?

“The Babajide Sanwo -Olu-led LASG has always claimed to be a working government, especially in the provision of `fantastic health infrastructures’ we wonder if this incident is part of the fantastic infrastructure,” Mrs Ekong said.

She urged the government to pay genuine attention to the citizens it governs.


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