DANIELS G.O : Publisher
The Lagos State Commissioner For Health Professor Akin Abayomi has reiterated the Government’s determination to halt avoidable deaths of neonates, infants and children by vigorously implementing relevant policies and strategies.
The Commissioner said this while reacting to a news report in the Guardian Newspaper Family of Three-Year Old Boy who Died in Lagos Hospital Demand Justice’; wherein it was reported that a three-year old child died of negligence and misconduct at one of the Lagos State Government owned secondary care facilities, the Eti-Osa Maternal and Childcare Centre, Lekki-Ajah.
In a Press Statement By the Commissioner,, he expressed heartfelt condolence to the family of the deceased and prayed for the repose of the soul of the departed, with a promise to ensure Justice Prevails.
The incident Occurred between Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th September, 2022
Which the management of the facility had also officially reported .
to the Ministry
into the allegation and the circumstances surrounding the unfortunate incident has since commenced at the facility level.
The Commissioner said he has also requested an independent investigation into the incident “According to him, the investigation will include an autopsy, a review of medical records of the patient and additional documents, enquiries from medical staff who attended to the deceased, and parents of the child.
Without pre-empting the outcome of the on-going investigation, The Commissioner said he would like to state that this is a Coroner’s inquest case, which is why an autopsy has been requested to determine the actual cause of death.
He therefore Called for calm and assure members of the public of our commitment to conduct a transparent and thorough investigation into the incident, and make available the outcome of the investigation.