Following the death of a medical doctor in the elevator of General Hospital, Odan, the Lagos State has sacked the facility managers in charge of the hospital.
In a statement posted on the official Twitter account of the state late Sunday, the government also suspended the General Manager of Lagos State Infrastructure Asset Management Agency (LASIAMA).
According to the tweet, We have sacked and blacklisted the Facility Managers. The GM of @infoLASIAMA is to immediately proceed on suspension. 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”
Furthermore, the statement disclosed that engineers are working to unravel why all the safety devices of the elevator failed at the same time adding that “all our staff are fully insured. We have informed our life insurance providers about this incident”.
The government commiserated with the bereaved family.
The statement read, “As a Government, we feel the pain of this irreparable loss. May The Almighty console them and give them the strength to go through this difficult time.
“LASG, in recognition of the importance of providing functional and comfortable accommodation for health workers, outsourced the management of the House Officers Quarters to a facility management company. The Lagos State Infrastructure and Asset Management Agency (LASIAMA) oversees the activities of the facility management company.”
Lagos government asses that it “immediately set up a panel to look into its likely causes, identify persons who might be culpable, and suggest ways of preventing any future occurrence.
“For transparency, the membership of the panel included representatives of the Medical Guild and six representatives of House Officers.”