Lagos govt debunks shabby treatment of staff bus accident victims

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The Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration in Lagos State has clarified a trending video suggesting that victims of today’s accident involving a train and a state government staff bus at PWD bus-stop, Ikeja were being treated shabbily in hospital.

In the video, it was claimed that the victims were being treated on the floor outside the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, where they were rushed to for medical attention.

The video drew condemnation from members of the public.

Six persons have been confirmed dead by emergency responders and over 82 persons injured in the accident.

However, a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Gboyega Akosile, said that was not the case.

Sharing the video, Akosile said, “Our attention has been drawn to a video making the rounds about the treatment of the patients who were involved in the early morning accident at LASUTH.

“For the avoidance doubt, no one is treated on the floor. What you see is called TRIAGE! It’s a global standard practice in the hospital during an emergency of this magnitude.

“A Triage is the preliminary assessment of patients or casualties in order to determine the urgency of their need for treatment and the nature of treatment required.”

Meanwhile, Governor Sanwo-Olu has visited injured victims of today’s accident at LASUTH, Ikeja.

The governor said, “I am deeply saddened by the news of the train/bus accident. The vehicle was conveying staff of the Lagos state government, our staff who serve the state in different capacities.

“Let’s say a prayer for the families and a prayer of mercy and protection for our state. My thoughts are with the victims and their families during this difficult time.”

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