LASG pledges to foot medical bills of Ikorodu accident victims
Photo credit, LASG: L-R: Commissioner for Health, Lagos State, Prof. Akin Abayomi speaking with the driver of the ill-fated truck that collided with the BRT vehicle, Sheriff Adebayo, during his visit to victims of the accident. With him are the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr Titilayo Goncalves (second right); Medical Director, General Hospital, Ikorodu, Dr Funmilayo Bankole (left); and Head of Surgery, General Hospital, Ikorodu, Dr.l Oseni Saliu (Right)
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 early hours of Tuesday at Asolo area on Lagos-Ikorodu Road.
The state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, made the disclosure during his visit to victims of the accident at the General Hospital, Ikorodu.
Abayomi expressed deep sympathy with the victims, assuring them of quality and adequate care at the facility.
“On behalf of Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo Olu, who is currently out of the country, I express my sympathy to the victims of this unfortunate incident”.
“I assure you that the state government has taken full responsibility and set to ensure that all victims get adequate healthcare free of charge. I assure you that the state government will not relent in ensuring that Lagosians get quality healthcare. I also use this opportunity to condole with the family members of the deceased,” he said.
Abayomi said of the 53 victims that were brought to the hospital, one was brought in dead, while two others died in the hospital due to the severity of injuries they sustained.
He also explained that eight other victims were referred to other state-owned specialist facilities.
Abayomi added that five of the patients were referred to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, while three others were taken to Gbagada General Hospital for further treatment.
The commissioner commended the swift response of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), LASAMBUS, LASTMA and other first responders in the prompt rescue of the accident victims.
He said that though, the victims sustained different degrees of injuries, they were all responding well to treatment.
Abayomi, however, urged the family members of the victims to be calm and cooperate with the medical team to ensure their quick recovery. (NAN)