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Dr. Vwaere’s death: Lagos Govt begins inquiry

The Lagos State Government has set up an inquiry into the death of late Dr. Vwaere Diaso, who passed on as a result of the mechanical failure of an elevator at the General Hospital, Odan, Lagos where she was undergoing her housemanship.

It was gathered that Diaso was severely injured when the elevator she entered on the 10th floor of the doctors’ quarters of the hospital crashed to the ground on Tuesday night, leading to her death.

A post on the Lagos State Government official twitter handle @followlasg says that an inquiry by a team of officials from the State Ministry of Health, State Health Service Commission, State Safety Commission and certified Lift and Vertical Transportation Equipment experts had commenced.

The state government in the post assured that it will ensure that anyone found negligent by the report of the inquiry faces appropriate sanctions while it commiserated with the family of the deceased.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on his twitter handle @jidesanwoolu expressed he was deeply saddened to hear about the tragic loss of Dr. Vwaere Diaso, who described as a dedicated medical professional.

He posted, “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.

“To the Nigeria Medical Association, the Medical Guild, 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. 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 transparency and fairness, leaving no room for any biases or favoritism.”

Christiana Alabi-Akande
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