…she died only 2 weeks to end of housemanship
Following the death of Dr. Vwaere Diaso, who died Tuesday, following an elevator accident at the General Hospital in Odan, Lagos State, Nigerians have taken to multiple social media platforms to bemoan the incident.
She had entered the elevator at the doctors’ quarters on the 10th floor to collect her food from a dispatcher who was waiting for her at the ground floor.
She was still in the elevator when it crashed from the 10th floor to the ground. Although, she was rushed to the emergency ward, she passed away
Resident doctors said that while they had been complaining about this malfunctioning elevator for the past year, nothing had been done about it.
An eyewitness who was with the dispatch rider posted, “To think I pressed the open button waiting for it to come down to pick me and I heard the crash.
“The person she was coming down to meet was the dispatch rider who was standing behind me. Hearing the crash, he ran out of the building while I froze because I didn’t understand what just happened, glass shattering, bricks falling…
“This incident could have been totally avoided. It’s just sad that she’s gone due to alleged poor management and negligence.”
Dr Odiaso was a graduate of Babcock University and had two weeks left to complete her housemanship, before the unfortunate incident.
More Nigerians have since taken to social media to blast the management of the Lagos General Hospital, Odan, for its poor response to the accident which cost the young doctor her life.
A Netizen, Ugwunna Ejikem tweeted: “Before she died, it took over an hour for intervention to come. INSIDE a hospital she works in. It’s why I get irritated when ‘lay people’ blame the average doctor for avoidable deaths that occur due to the systemic rot in our health sector. We’re victims too. We’re not spared!”
Another Netizen, Olanrewaju Aiyepola tweeted: “I am particularly aggrieved because we’ve complained for a long time about this elevator. We’ve maneuvered, managed, and prayed each time we had to use it. Empty promises will be made to fix it….till it killed one of us.
“Everyone responsible either directly or indirectly must be held accountable.”
Ikem Okona also tweeted: “Name and shame the people responsible, leave the country out of it. You, people, shouldn’t see all misfortune as an opportunity to bash the country. That’s a generalist position and would be deflecting from the real situation and how to curb it.”
Omolayo on Twitter wrote: “My heart is heavy right now the fear, the pain, the cry, everything she must have felt could have been avoided, I keep getting scared of this country as the day goes by. Another promising life has been taken from us this is so sad, Nigeria failed us once again.”
Uche Diala wrote: “This is most annoying and unfortunate.
“Rest in peace won’t be enough.”
Also, Sunny Abimbola wrote: “Why do we lack maintenance culture in our public facilities? It’s sad that the negligence of either the management/government is the cause of her untimely death.
“May her soul rest in peace also may God grant her family the fortitude to endure her demise.”
Amaka Olaneya calling out the General Hospitals in Lagos state tweeted: “Immediately you fall sick as a medical personnel and you’re taken to the government hospital, you’re at the same level with every patient there. You’ll see the same ‘shege’ those patients are seeing. It’ll only take a miracle to have it easy.”Follow us on social media