Three persons have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command in relation to the death of a medical practitioner, Dr. Vware Diaso at the General Hospital in Lagos.
According to the Lagos State Police command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the arrest in Lagos on Saturday, the police had begun investigation into the case.
Recall that Xclusiveloaded had earlier reported that the Lagos State Government has commenced investigations into the turn out of events that led to the death of Dr. Diaso.
Diaso reportedly died after a faulty elevator at the General Hospital, Odan, Lagos, crashed on her.
The incident reportedly happened on Wednesday evening when the deceased, who lived on the 9th floor of the building, wanted to meet a dispatch rider who had brought her the food she earlier ordered online.
Diaso was afterwards rushed to the emergency ward of the hospital for treatment but eventually died.
According to reports Dr. Diaso is a graduate of Babcock University, Ilishan Remo, Ogun State and was said to be undergoing her mandatory one-year internship programme at the hospital.
She had less than two weeks to complete her internship programme when the incident occured.
After her death, a protest occured in the premises of the hospital championed by some of her colleagues. The protesting doctors lamented negligence on the part of the hospital management.
One of the doctors who spoke to newsmen said, “we report every time. The elevator is supposed to carry 630kg maximum, that’s eight people. Once you open the elevator and see two people already, you just have to wait for the next batch. It was faulty and they knew about it. That’s why we’re not going to take this. She was a very diligent house officer. She was very hardworking.”
Reports said that the hospital elevator that killed the late Diaso crashed from the 10th floor to the ground floor.
NMA begins probe
In a related development, the Nigerian Medical Association, Lagos Branch, said it had commenced an independent investigation into the cause of death of Dr Diaso.
This was made known by the Chairman of NMA, Lagos Chapter, Benjamin Oluwatosin who told newsmen that some members of the Nigerian Bar Association and the Nigerian Society of Engineers were part of the selected investigators to probe the circumstances that led to the doctor’s death.
He stated that the essence of this panel was to probe the case independently without government backing, adding that anybody is found culpable would face the wrath of law.
Meanwhile, a safety expert, Mahiu Muttiu, said failure to adopt regular maintenance of elevators would continue to pose a danger to people’s life.
The safety expert enjoined establishments using elevators to ensure regular maintenance.
According to him, the incident would have been avoided if the management of the hospital had ensured standard safety practices.
He said, “It (elevator) also must be handled by the authorised distributor of that product because the original spare parts can be replaced if faulty. Before or during the use of the lift, they must ensure that all necessary tests have been carried out on the elevator as prescribed by the manufacturer.”No tags for this post.