A doctor has died after an elevator she was riding in fell from the 10th floor to the ground floor at the General Hospital, Odan, Lagos Island.
The doctor, who has been identified as Vwaere Diaso, was a house officer at the hospital and had two weeks left to complete her training. She was reportedly on her way to pick up a delivery from a dispatch rider when the elevator malfunctioned and fell.
Diaso was rushed to the emergency ward of the hospital, but she was pronounced dead shortly after.
The incident has sparked outrage among staff at the hospital, who say that the elevator had been faulty for some time and that the hospital management had failed to repair it.
A staff member who spoke to the media said that the elevator had been “known to have had issues” and that staff had made complaints about it. She also said that the hospital management was aware of the poor state of the elevator but had failed to act.
The doctor’s death is a tragedy, and it is important that lessons are learned so that this does not happen again. The hospital management must take responsibility for this incident and ensure that the safety of their staff is not compromised in the future.
Social Media Users Share Experiences About Hospital Elevator
Since news of the incident became public, some Nigerians have taken to social media to share their experiences about the hospital, particularly the elevator.
One user tweeted that the elevator had been “broken for years” and that it was “only a matter of time before something like this happened.” Another user said that they had “never seen an elevator in such a bad state” and that they were “shocked that it was still in use.”
The hospital management has not yet commented on the incident.