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#EndSARS: Medical Doctor tells Lagos Judicial Panel how his Hospital Treated Patients with Gunshot Wounds from Lekki Tollgate
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#EndSARS: Medical Doctor tells Lagos Judicial Panel how his Hospital Treated Patients with Gunshot Wounds from Lekki Tollgate

The Lagos State judicial panel on the October 20, 2020 gunshot incident at the Lekki tollgate and the restitution for victims of SARS-related abuses, resumed sitting on Saturday, May 8. At the resumed sitting, a medical doctor with the Grandville Medical Center in Lagos, Dr Aromolafe Ayobami, testified to having treated a total number of 15 patients referred from other hospitals with injuries ranging from gunshots to superficial wounds. The patients were allegedly injured from the gunshot incident that took place during the EndSARS protest at the Lekki tollgate on the night of October 20. ''I am here to give evidence of our hospital encounter during the EndSARS protest period. We had a total number of 15 patients. We had four referrals from Vedic life Healthcare, seven referrals fr...
Family Accuse Premier Specialist Medical center of Negligence Leading to The Untimely Death of Lagos-based Pastry Chef – Peju Ugboma of I Luv Desserts Ltd
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Family Accuse Premier Specialist Medical center of Negligence Leading to The Untimely Death of Lagos-based Pastry Chef – Peju Ugboma of I Luv Desserts Ltd

Trouble is brewing between Premier Specialist Medical Centre, Victoria Island, and the Family of award-winning Lagos-based founder and CEO of I Luv Desserts, Mrs. Peju Ugboma, on what the family has termed gross negligence on the part of the Hospital, which led to her untimely death. An independent autopsy carried out by pathologists at LASUTH with credible observers and Premier hospital in attendance revealed that Peju suffered internal bleeding. It was discovered that she had about 2 Litres of blood in her abdomen and pelvic area. The family revealed that Peju was admitted into Premier Specialist Hospital on Thursday, April 22nd, 2021, as directed by the Hospital, to carry out an elective surgery for a fibroid issue. She walked into the Hospital by hers...
COVID-19: How Yinka Odumakin Died – Wife, Dr. Josephine Okei-Odumakin
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COVID-19: How Yinka Odumakin Died – Wife, Dr. Josephine Okei-Odumakin

Wife of late Afenifere spokesman, Comrade Yinka Odumakin, has said he died just when his condition was improving. Dr. Josephine Okei-Odumakin who confirmed her husband’s death to The Nation, disclosed he had been ill since March 10 and was recuperating. "It is true, my husband and friend has passed on. The darling of the media is gone." She said a big part of her is gone while describing him “irreplaceable soulmate”, stating he died of complications from respiratory issues due to complications from COVID-19 from which she claimed he already recovered from. In a statement on Saturday, She said: “With gratitude to the Supreme Being for a life well spent, I announce the passing on of my beloved husband, Comrade Yinka Odumakin to the great beyond after a brief illness. “The ...
Yinka Odumakin: Nigeria Lost Towering Patriot – Jimi Agbaje
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Yinka Odumakin: Nigeria Lost Towering Patriot – Jimi Agbaje

Jimi Agbaje, former governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Lagos State in the 2015 and 2019 general elections, said Nigeria has lost a towering patriot in Yinka Odumakin, who died on Saturday. The late Odumakin, who until his death was the National Publicity Secretary of the pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) COVID-19 Isolation Centre. In his tribute, Agbaje said: “Nigeria lost a towering patriot in Yinka Odumakin. May his Lion’s soul Rest In Peace. Amen.”
Afenifere Spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin Is Dead
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Afenifere Spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin Is Dead

National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, is dead. He died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital after a brief illness. His wife, Mrs. Joe Okei-Odumakin, confirmed the development. The Afenifere spokesman died at LASUTH COVID-19 Isolation Centre.
Lekki Shooting Victims Storm Lagos Panel Of Inquiry
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Lekki Shooting Victims Storm Lagos Panel Of Inquiry

15 protesters who suffered gunshot wounds during the #EndSARS protests in Lagos have visited the Lagos State Court of Arbitration and Mediation in Lekki, venue of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses and other matters. 14 of them were said to have been shot at Lekki Toll Gate on the evening of October 20, while one was said to have been shot Ojodu Berger. In their entourage was Mr Nathaniel Solomon, whose younger brother Abouta Solomon was said to have been shot dead at the toll gate. The deceased has since been buried in his hometown in Mubi Local Government Area of Adamawa State, and Aiyedungbe Olufunmi Grace, whose brother died at LASUTH after suffering gunshot wounds to the head. Grace told The Nation that after he...
37-year-old New Mum Dies of Coronavirus at LASUTH
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37-year-old New Mum Dies of Coronavirus at LASUTH

A 37-year-old woman has died of COVID19 hours after she welcomed her baby at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH. Punch reports that the deceased was delivered of her baby at the Lagos State Government-owned Alimosho General Hospital.  She developed infections in the course of the childbirth, and was subsequently rushed to LASUTH, also state-owned, where she was placed on admission for medical treatment. It was after her death that she was tested and confirmed to have Coronavirus. A Medical personnel in the hospital who spoke on condition of anonymity said “The result came out after she had died, but we had suspected after she came in. So, every precaution was taken by all the workers who attended to her.” The Lagos state state Commissioner for Health, Prof...
NDLEA Arrests Widow For Ingesting 69 Wraps Of Heroin
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NDLEA Arrests Widow For Ingesting 69 Wraps Of Heroin

The Airport Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA, has arrested a 54-year-old widow and mother of six for ingesting 60 wraps of heroin. The woman was arrested at Lagos Airport at the weekend. The command also arrested a 45 old man for ingestion of 93 wraps of Cocaine during the outward clearing of Passengers’to board a Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt. Briefing reporters on the arrest, the NDLEA Airport Commander MMIA, Garba Ahmadu said, the 54-year-old woman who ingested 60 wraps had difficulty excreting 28 warps out the 60 she ingested. He said her life was currently in danger because of the remaining wraps. Ahmadu noted that the female trafficker Alhaja Sulaimon Kudirat Adunni who hails from Abeokuta Ogun State started having problems a day after her ...
I’m Afraid To Go To School Again, Pupil Who Survived Lagos Building Collapse
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I’m Afraid To Go To School Again, Pupil Who Survived Lagos Building Collapse

A Three-year-old survival of the recent building collapse at Ita Faji on Lagos Island, Kabiru Sasore, Monday said he is afraid of going to school again. He said he was eating in his class when he suddenly heard a loud sound, thinking it was a bomb. “I was eating in my class when my school collapsed, I heard a loud sound, and our school shook and all of us fell on each other. I was afraid and I didn’t want to go to school that day, I later saw a caterpillar. Though I am fine but my back is still painting me and my neck.” He said he is afraid to go to school again because he does not want to experience the similar incident again. His Aunty, Balikis Muhammed said he was discharged from the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH ) on Thursday, adding that he is still ...
Lagos Probes LASUTH Over Baale’s Wife Death
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Lagos Probes LASUTH Over Baale’s Wife Death

The Lagos State Government on Thursday said it was probing the allegation against the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH that its negligence and alleged unethical conduct of its personnel led to the death of one Mrs Omolara Kalejaiye. The probe, which will be handled by the Ministry of Health, is aimed at unravelling the circumstances leading to the death of the woman and the attitude of the health workers while she was in their care. The wife of the Baale of Otumara II in the Apapa area of the state was rushed to the hospital for treatment in an emergency situation on December 11, 2018. The 45-year-old was reportedly attended to in a wheelchair due to the lack of bed space. It was gathered that the woman was placed on oxygen to support her breathing, while a drip...
Igbobi Hospital Sees 10,000 Accident Victims Every Year – Alimi
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Igbobi Hospital Sees 10,000 Accident Victims Every Year – Alimi

THE Chief Medical  Director of the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos, Dr. Mustapha Alimi has called for more understanding by care providers and relatives of accident victims even as he disclosed that the health  institution attends to not less than 10,000 accident victims annually. *Women during  family planning at the Primary Healthcare Centre, Ogudu, Kosofe LGA, Lagos during a field visit Alimi who made the appeal last week, said 75 per cent of the patients present with spinal cord injuries, lower extremity fractures, limb loss or congenital malformations of the lower limbs among others. “Those that come with fractures can have them fixed and they can  walk again. Some, their fractures are so bad that even if they walk again, it would not be as good as it used to...
Igbobi Hospital Sees 10,000 Accident Victims Every Year – Alimi
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Igbobi Hospital Sees 10,000 Accident Victims Every Year – Alimi

The Chief Medical  Director of the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos, Dr. Mustapha Alimi has called for more understanding by care providers and relatives of accident victims even as he disclosed that the health  institution attends to not less than 10,000 accident victims annually. *Women during  family planning at the Primary Healthcare Centre, Ogudu, Kosofe LGA, Lagos during a field visit Alimi who made the appeal last week, said 75 per cent of the patients present with spinal cord injuries, lower extremity fractures, limb loss or congenital malformations of the lower limbs among others. “Those that come with fractures can have them fixed and they can  walk again. Some, their fractures are so bad that even if they walk again, it would not be as good as it used to be. ...
UNPAID ARREARS: LASUTH Medical Consultants To Embark On Three Days Warning Strike
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UNPAID ARREARS: LASUTH Medical Consultants To Embark On Three Days Warning Strike

IN what seems like a season of industrial disharmony at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, the highest cadre of medical doctors under the auspices of Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria, MDCAN, weekend, threatened to commence another three days warning strike over nine months unpaid arrears of the Consolidated Medical Salary Scale, CONMESS, to some of their members. Addressing a press conference in Lagos, the Chairman, LASUTH MDCAN, Dr. Adebayo Adekunle, who announced that the three days warning strike will commence at 8:00am on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, regretted that nine months after the approval of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, an agency of the state government has continued to flout the order. Adekunle, who alleged marginalization of t...
Tricycle Rider Kills Bar Attendant Over N250 Beer In Lagos (Photo)
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Tricycle Rider Kills Bar Attendant Over N250 Beer In Lagos (Photo)

A sad incident has claimed the life of a bar attendant after he was reportedly killed during an argument over N250 beer. The family of a bar attendant on Surulere Street, Dopemu, Lagos, Ikechukwu Eguzouwa, has been thrown into mourning after his tragic death in the hands of a customer, Akeem Bakare, during an argument over payment for a bottle of alcohol. According to Punch, Bakare had ordered for the drink to cool nerves during the Russia 2018 World Cup match between Nigeria and Argentina when the incident happened. The deceased’s colleague, Abel Daniel, was said to have approached the attacker after the match requesting the money for the drink. It was learnt that an argument broke out when the tricycle rider claimed that a friend, who also visited the facility, had paid...
Police: Why We’ve Not Arraigned Housemaid Who Attempted To Kill Her Boss
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Police: Why We’ve Not Arraigned Housemaid Who Attempted To Kill Her Boss

The police are yet to arraign the housemaid who allegedly attempted to kill her boss, 10 days after the attack at her residence in Ejigbo area of Lagos. Detectives at State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti told the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Lagos they were monitoring the victim’s health status before laying charges against the suspect. A detective at SCID told NAN: “We don’t want a situation where the suspect will be charged to court when we are not sure of the outcome of the victim’s treatment. “Investigation is still on and the suspect is still in custody. “As soon as we confirm the status of the victim’s health, the suspect will be charged to court.” On March 5, Susan Samson attacked her boss, identified as Mistura, with blended pepper and hit her head...
Housemaid Beats Boss To Coma In Lagos, Steals Money, Property
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Housemaid Beats Boss To Coma In Lagos, Steals Money, Property

Doctors at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, are battling to save the life of a civil servant in the state, identified only as Mistura, after she was allegedly attacked by her maid in the Ejigbo area. PUNCH Metro learnt that Mistura had been in a coma since Monday, March 5, 2018, when she was attacked with blended pepper and a wine bottle by the maid, identified as Susan Samson. Our correspondent was told that despite a three-hour surgery on Wednesday, the victim had yet to come round and was in the intensive care unit of LASUTH. It was learnt that Mistura, who taught in a public secondary school in Lagos, had employed Samson on February 4, 2018 to assist her with domestic chores. The 18-year-old suspect was reported to have stolen her boss’ money last Friday...
21 Year Old Lady Commits Suicide By Consuming Sniper After She Was Allegedly Dumped By Her Boyfriend
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21 Year Old Lady Commits Suicide By Consuming Sniper After She Was Allegedly Dumped By Her Boyfriend

In not more than 24 hours when she returned from a weekend getaway with her lover, a beautiful 21-year-old lady with the name, Miss Tawa Oshunuga, reportedly committed suicide by consuming sniper after her lover of four years dumped her via a phone call. According to eyewitnesses, the late makeup artist got a call from her lover, and excused herself to pick the call – it was gathered that though nobody is sure of what ensued during the phone conversation, but after it, Oshunuga reportedly bought popular Nigerian insecticide, Sniper, drank it and died on Monday. Just before her death, the deceased who was the first child of her mother, and the only female child, reportedly called her mother, who sells pepper at Alarape Market and begged her to come home. She told the woman that she wa...
Woman Breaks 13-Year-Old Maid’s Head For Alleged Theft
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Woman Breaks 13-Year-Old Maid’s Head For Alleged Theft

Tempers flared in Ijeshatedo, Surulere, Lagos State, after a woman, Motunrayo Ayadi, reportedly broke the head of her 13-year-old maid, Deborah Matthew, for alleged theft. Angry residents had surrounded the house of the sexagenarian and were about to set it ablaze when policemen from the Ijesha division, led by the Divisional Police Officer, rescued her. The suspect was said to have been arrested and detained at the station, while Matthew was rushed to a general hospital for medical attention. It was gathered that Ayadi and Matthew had been living together at the house for sometime before the woman discovered that her gold jewellery was missing on Saturday. It was learnt that the suspect queried the teenager about the jewellery and she allegedly owned up, saying she kept the it...
LASUTH To Commence Full Cardiac Surgery – CMD Adewole Oke
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LASUTH To Commence Full Cardiac Surgery – CMD Adewole Oke

As part of efforts to stem overseas medical tourism by Nigerians, the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, says it will soon begin full cardiac surgery. The Chief Medical Director (CMD), Prof. Adewole Oke, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos that the teaching hospital was striving to be the hub of qualitative healthcare delivery in Nigeria. Oke said the hospital was making effort to end the treatment of diseases that could be treated locally; hence, there it was ready to do its best. “We have a government that is interested in the health sector; that is ready to move the sector forward. It has provided enough infrastructure and world class facilities. “In other to complement the government’s efforts, we are also sharpening our skills t...
Nigeria Recorded 58,000 Maternal Mortality In 2015 – UNICEF
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Nigeria Recorded 58,000 Maternal Mortality In 2015 – UNICEF

A joint report by World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and World Bank says Nigeria recorded 58,000 maternal mortality in 2015. The report was released at the 2017 annual faculty day lecture by the faculty of public health and community medicine, National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria. The conference with the theme ‘Transition in Global Health Paradigms: What Hope for the Nigerian Women and Children?’, was held at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja. Odujinrin, the guest lecturer, said it was rather alarming to see Nigeria down the ladder of the millennium development goals (MDGs) in spite of the abundance of its economic strength. She identified the factors that contribut...
Woman Allegedly Sets 12-Year-Old Child Ablaze For Stealing N1000
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Woman Allegedly Sets 12-Year-Old Child Ablaze For Stealing N1000

A 34-year-old woman on Wednesday appeared before an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly setting her 12-year-old foster child ablaze. The accused, Uzoma Austin, who resides at 5, Adesoji St., Agiliti, Mile 12 area of Lagos, was docked on a two-count injuring by explosive substance and causing grievous harm. The prosecutor, Sgt. Lucky Ihiehie, said the woman set the little girl ablaze on June 8, at her residence, for stealing N1000. The prosecutor said the offence contravened Sections 242 and 243 of the Lagos State Criminal Code Law of 2011, which stipulates 14 and seven years imprisonment for convicted offenders. The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the two-count. The Magistrate, Mrs Sule Amzat, admitted the accused to bail in the sum of N50,000 with two su...
How Traditional Ruler Ordered Police Inspector To Be Buried Alive
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How Traditional Ruler Ordered Police Inspector To Be Buried Alive

Six months after a detective attached to the Special Anti- Robbery Squad (SARS), Ikeja, Lagos State Police Command, disappeared into thin air, his corpse has been found in a shallow grave at the Ibeju Lekki area of the metropolis. The deceased, Inspector Musa Sunday, was abducted, tortured and later buried alive while on illegal duty at Ibeju Lekki. Sunday and four of his men were alleged to have been drafted to guard a land, which was under dispute by their Admin Officer (AO), at Ibeju Lekki. The policemen were drafted to the disputed land without the knowledge of the Officer in Charge of SARS (OC) and the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni. The skeleton of the inspector, 45, a father of four children, with their ages ranging from four, six, eight and 12, was exhum...
Lagos Calls For Opening Of Queen’s College
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Lagos Calls For Opening Of Queen’s College

THE Lagos State Government has recommended that the pupils of the Queen’s College, Yaba, should resume for academic activities. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, stated this on Monday while giving an update on the outbreak of gastroenteritis in the school, noting that the school authorities in collaboration with the Parent-Teacher Association, Old Girls Association and the Federal Ministry of Education had successfully addressed identified areas of lapses by instituting control measures. He said, “The control measures include decommissioning of the multiple contaminated water sources, deployment of a single water source with water treatment, renovation of the dining hall, decontamination of the hostels and overhauling of the sewage system and clearance of the septic tanks. ...
Accident On Oshodi-Apapa Expressway Kills Driver, Another In Coma
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Accident On Oshodi-Apapa Expressway Kills Driver, Another In Coma

A driver was killed yesterday and 10 others were injured in two accidents on Oshodi-Apapa Expressway. Another driver is said to be in coma following the crashes which occurred between 4am and 5am at Ibalex Bus Stop, Ilasamaja. In the first accident, four persons were injured when a gravel-laden truck hit a trailer carrying oil from the rear. According to the Nation, the trailer was marked KY153YTK; there were no numbers on the truck.The truck driver and motor-boys were said to have been trapped inside the vehicle for over 30 minutes before they were rescued. Eyewitnesses said policemen mobilised rescuers to get the injured to hospital. “The policemen were at the forefront in the rescue efforts. They later evacuated the trapped truck driver and motorboy before the Lagos State...
Queen’s College Orphan Pupil Buried
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Queen’s College Orphan Pupil Buried

• Education ministry admits blame Tears flowed at the Atan Cemetery, Yaba, Lagos State, on Thursday, as one of the victims of the Queen’s College diarrhoea outbreak, Praise Sodipo, was buried. Representatives of the school’s management, colleagues, family and friends of the victim paid their last respect to the 14-year-old, who died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, last Friday. Some of the mourners broke down in tears when the coffin was opened for all to see late Sodipo, who was dressed in her school uniform. The Senior Secondary School one pupil was buried around 11am. Meanwhile, the Federal Ministry of Education has admitted blame in the death of the three pupils of the school, saying the incident could have been prevented if proactive steps were ta...
Girl Bathed With Acid On Her 14th Birthday In Lagos
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Girl Bathed With Acid On Her 14th Birthday In Lagos

Family of 14-year-old Victoria Emmanuel is battling to safe her skin after her friend bathed her with acid on her birthday. The incident occurred on March 29, around the night market at Mafoluku, Oshodi area of Lagos State, when the victim’s friends were celebrating her new age. It was learnt that while her peers were pouring water on her body, one Moshood Yusuf, 13, entered a woman’s shop, brought out a bottle and emptied its content on Victoria. Yusuf, it was gathered, thought it was a liquid water disinfectant known as Izaal when he poured it on the girl. When The Guardian visited the victim’s No. 1, Baba Elegbe Street, Mafoluku residence yesterday, Yusuf’s parents were there suing for peace. Victoria, who just returned from the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASU...
Man Bath Wife With Acid, Sentenced To Death
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Man Bath Wife With Acid, Sentenced To Death

An Ikeja High Court on Thursday sentenced a businessman, Suleiman Olalekan, to death by hanging for killing his 22-year-old wife, Chika Egbo, by bathing her with acid. Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo sentenced Olalekan to death after finding him guilty of a two-count charge of murder and grievous bodily harm. Lawal-Akapo, while pronouncing the sentence, said: “The defendant is found guilty of murder, the defendant, Suleiman Olalekan, will be hanged by the neck until you are dead. “May the Lord have mercy on your soul.” The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Olalekan, a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ibadan, bowed his head and remained expressionless when the sentence was pronounced on him before a crowded courtroom. Olalekan’s trial started at th...
Governor Ambode Commissions Helipad for Medical Emergencies at LASUTH
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Governor Ambode Commissions Helipad for Medical Emergencies at LASUTH

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday commissioned the first state-owned Helipad for medical emergencies in Nigeria at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja. The governor, during the commissioning, said that the upgrading of the 24/7-bed and five Theatre Suits for pregnant women, popularly called Ayinke House, would be ready for use by 2017. Governor Ambode, who also inspected medical facilities at the LASUTH complex, said as part of efforts to transform the health sector in the State for optimal performance, the Bola Tinubu Health and Diagnostic Centre will soon become operational, while approval had been granted for the rehabilitation, upgrade and bulk purchase of medical equipments required in 20 Secondary and 21 Primary health facilities across...

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