Lagos collapsed building: No new casualty has been brought in —MD, General Hospital

 Lagos collapsed building: No new casualty has been brought in —MD, General Hospital

Pic.9. A child being rescued from the scene of a building, which collapsed at Itafaji on the Lagos Island on Wednesday (13/3/19). 02149/13/3/2019Kayode Oladapo/JAU/BJO/NAN

Some of the injured pupils in the building collapse at Ita-Faji, Lagos Island, on Wednesday are in stable condition and still receiving adequate medical attention in some hospitals in Lagos.

A visit by the News Agency of Nigeria correspondent to the General Hospitals in Marina and Gbagada in Lagos, on Thursday, showed that some of the patients had been stabilised, while others were still being attended to.

Names of the patients in stable condition were pasted at the General Hospital on Wednesday for easy identification of the victims by their relatives.

Relations of some of the victims expressed gratitude to God for the survival of their children, thanking the medical team for their care.

They told NAN on condition of anonymity that their loved ones had been stabilised and were receiving the needed treatment.

Dr Ismail Ganikale, the Medical Director, General Hospital, Lagos, told NAN that no new victims of the school building collapse were brought to the hospital.

“No new casualty has been brought in and we are doing the best we can to mop up,” Ganikale told NAN.

He said that the management had rallied the medical team and was trying to get the actual number of casualties.

Also, Dr Saliu Oseni, the Chairman, Lagos Chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association said that the association had been going round the hospitals to monitor the treatment of the victims.

“So far from what we gathered, the last set of patients that were brought to the Lagos General Hospital came in last night and we have yet to receive new patients as of this morning.

“Most of the patients came in through General Hospital and Massey Children Hospital from where they were referred to other hospitals, including Lagos State University Teaching Hospital; Mainland General Hospital and General Hospital, Yaba.

“We are aware that there is a patient at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba.

“We have about six patients in Gbagada General Hospital; the actual statistics will not be clear until everything is okay.

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