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Lagos Government Takes Responsibility Of Medical Bills Of Ikorodu Accident Victims

Uploaded by on August 27, 2019

The Lagos State Government has promised to take full responsibility of the medical bills of victims of the motor accident involving a full load cement truck and a passenger (BRT) bus which occurred at the early hours of today at Asolo along Lagos Ikorodu Road.

Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi stated this when he visited some of the victims of the accident at the General Hospital, Ikorodu.

He expressed deep sympathy to the victims and assured them of quality and adequate care at the facility.

Professor Abayomi explained that out of the 53 accident victims that were brought to the hospital, one of the victims was brought in dead while two others died in the hospital due to the severity of injuries sustained.

He noted that Eight other were referred to other state-owned specialist facilities noting that five of the patients were referred to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH and while three others were taken to the General Hospital, Gbagada for further treatment.

The Commissioner commended the swift action of the Lagos state Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), LASAMBUS, LASTMA and other first responders on the prompt rescue of the accident victims.

He noted that though victims sustained different degree of injuries but they were all responding well to treatment.

He therefore urged family members and victims to be calm and cooperate with medical team to ensure quick recovery.

While speaking with family members of the victims, the Commissioner said that the government remains committed in ensuring that Lagosian get best health care services and will leave no stone unturned in ensuring best practices in health care delivery across the State.

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