Vwaere Diaso: Lagos Assembly inaugurates 8-member committee to investigate doctor’s death

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By Nsikak Nseyen

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday inaugurated an eight-man committee to investigate the elevator accident that led to the death of a Medical Doctor, Vwaere Diaso.

The House also summoned the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Health, the Chief Medical Director of the hospital and staff who had roles in the incident.

Speaking at the plenary on Friday, the Speaker, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, said the assembly promised to ensure justice for the deceased.

Recall that a faulty elevator at the staff quarters of the General Hospital, Odan, Lagos, claimed the life of Dr Vware Diaso, who was working at the facility.

The incident reportedly happened on Wednesday evening when the deceased, who lived on the 9th floor of the building, wanted to meet a dispatch rider who had brought her the food she earlier ordered online.

Obasa said it was regrettable to lose such a young promising daughter, adding that no convincing explanation could be given to the parents and her colleagues; insisting that no amount of explanation could suffice.

“However, a probe into the incident is needed to ensure proper management and safety of lives.

“The eight-man committee, to be headed by the Deputy Speaker, Mrs Mojisola Meranda, includes Mr David Setonji, Mr Lara Oyekan, Mr Olayinka Ajomale, Mr Shabi Adekola, Mrs Omolara Olumegbon, Mr Akanbi Oluwa and Mr Olarenwaju Afinni.

“They have a mandate to report their findings to the House in two weeks.

“It is unimaginable the pain that the loss of the medical doctor would bring to her immediate family.

“It is saddening to lose such a young promising daughter,” he said.

The speaker appealed to the NMA to resume work, saying the government would look into their demands.

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