Diaso Vwaere’s Death:NMA declares strike in Lagos hospitals, Sanwo-Olu calls for investigation

The Lagos State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has declared an indefinite strike in three hospitals over the death of one of its members, Diaso Vwaere, after an elevator crash.

The NMA, in a statement Wednesday by its Chairman, Benjamin Olowojebutu; and Secretary, Ismail Ajibowo, disclosed that the late doctor was undergoing housemanship at the hospital, however died as a result of injuries sustained when she was trapped in an elevator for more than 40 minutes before she was rescued at the Lagos General Hospital.

The NMA also declared a five-day statewide mourning period, saying that the strike would be sustained until investigations into the incident are completed and justice served.

Meanwhile, the Lagos State Government says it has set up a panel of inquiry to unravel the circumstances leading to the death of the late House Officer.

The medical doctors, under the auspices of the Lagos NMA, who described her death as avoidable, demanded an immediate, unbiased investigation into the circumstances surrounding the unfortunate incident, even as they stressed that all those found culpable must be brought to justice.

In a press statement jointly signed by the Chairman, NMA Lagos State, Benjamin Olowojebutu, and Secretary, Ismail Ajibowo, the doctors commiserated with the family of the deceased, even as they described her death as avoidable.

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