Vwaere Diaso: NMA panel recommends naming house officers’ quarters after doctor killed in elevator

Doctor Vwaere Diaso who died in elevator crash

A panel constituted by the Lagos State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) to probe the death of Dr Vwaere Diaso at the General Hospital, Odan, Lagos Island has submitted its report.

NMA president Benjamin Olowojebutu was given the report in Lagos on Wednesday.

The 11-member panel comprised an independent committee of doctors, lawyers and engineers, chaired by Saheed Babajide.

Diaso died from injuries sustained on August 1 when an elevator fell from the 10th floor of the building.

According to the NMA report, the two elevators in the building were not operating satisfactorily for a long time based on the accounts of two house officers interviewed by members of the panel.


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The panel recommended saying, “Following the standards of Lagos State Safety Commission, we recommend that hospital assets be maintained and serviced by the hospital management to avoid needless bureaucracy and such assets should be certified annually by competent professionals.

“Upon commissioning of assets or technical equipment, the operators of the equipment must be adequately trained and retrained on safety and proper operation and handling of emergencies.

“Routine safety drills should be conducted by safety officers for all staff.”

The panel also recommended the investigation of all stakeholders and contractors involved and the prosecution of anyone found culpable.

The recommendations also include naming the house officers’ quarters at the General Hospital in Odan after the deceased to immortalise her.