…Fix critical infrastructures – PSN
The Lagos Safety Commission has been directed to immediately carry out an audit of all elevators in public offices.
This was contained on the report of the panel of inquiry set up on the cause of Dr. Diaso Vwaere’s death.
In a statement by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Strategy, Olumide Sogunle, the General Manager of the Lagos State Infrastructure and Asset Management Agency is to proceed on suspension immediately.
The state government added that the operations and line of reporting of the facility managers have been restructured to involve the hospital management directly.
“We have handed the installation and maintenance contractors to the police for further investigation and likely prosecution if they are found culpable.
“The police will also investigate anyone else that might have been found to be negligent.
“Engineers are working to unravel why all the safety devices of the elevator failed at the same time. All our staff are fully insured. We have informed our life insurance providers about this incident.”
PSN to Lagos govt: Fix critical infrastructures
The Lagos State Government has been urged to initiate progressive steps to fix critical infrastructural decay in alignment with its perceived status as the Centre of Excellence in Nigeria.
The call was made by the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN following the unfortunate death of Dr. Diaso Vwaere, in an elevator some days ago.
In a press statement jointly signed by the PSN Lagos, Chairman, Oyekunle Babayemi and Secretary, Tosin Adeyemi, noted that various infrastructures in healthcare must be given more attention as it is always a priority area in the public interest.
They however, noted that the PSN, Lagos will not indulge in a blame game of guilty parties with regards to this tragedy but salient to say that the leadership of the Lagos State Infrastructural Management Agency, Lagos State Hospital Service Commission and more directly the management of General Hospital, Lagos and all the other hospitals of the Lagos State government who use that Hospital quarters are culpable because they all have oversight functions on the services rendered in the catchment areas involved.
The statement further reads; “The PSN Lagos conveys its condolences on the unfortunate death of Dr. Diaso Vwaere a Physician House Officer who died as a result of the obvious careless and wreckless abandon with which public infrastructures are handled and maintained in our country.
“We find it necessary to sympathise with her family, colleagues in the NMA and the LASG which was her employer.
“The PSN, Lagos is embarrassed that even in the death of critical personnel, the NMA Lagos in an act grounded in illogical rationale believes that accommodation should be provided for only House-Officer Physicians.
“This warped logic which was institutionalised when Dr. Olufunmilayo Olatunji was the Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Hospital Services Commission encourages the Physician tribe under the aegis of the NMA Lagos to trudge in the myopic perception that privileges and benefit packages through service delivery remain the exclusive privilege of Physicians.
“In apocalyptic terms, the only reasonable thing for the LASG to immediately do is to construct befitting Hospital Quarters in which all essential health workers who take call duties and emergency services can live. Anything outside of this amounts to postponing the evil day.”Follow us on social media