A building located at Ita-faji in Lagos state which also houses a school collapsed on Wednesday leaving some pupils of the school feared dead while the survived victims are currently receiving treatments at different hospitals.
According to a report into the incident, some of the injured pupils are in stable condition and still receiving treatment at hospitals in Lagos.
NAN revealed that some of the victims at the General Hospitals in Marina and Gbagada had been stabilised, while others were still being attended to.
The names of the stable patients have been reported pasted at the General Hospital on Wednesday for easy identification of the victims by their relatives.
The family of the survived victims while reacting to the incident expressed gratitude to God and thanked the medical team for their care.
Relations of some the victims expressed gratitude to God for the survival of their children, thanking the medical team for their care.
The Medical Director, General Hospital, Lagos, Dr Ismail Ganikale, stated no victim of the collapsed building has been brought to the hospital.
“No new casualty has been brought in and we are doing the best we can to mop up,” Ganikale said.
He stated that management is working on getting the actual number of casualties.
The Chairman, Lagos Chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association, Dr Saliu Oseni, stated that the
association had been going around 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 at 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 LUTH), Idi-Araba.”
“We have about six patients in Gbagada General Hospital; the actual statistics will not be clear until everything is okay.”
“We have quite a number of casualties, but we cannot ascertain the number. The chairman said that doctors were on the ground and managing the situation.”
He stated there was a need for blood transfusions during the emergency evacuation but has been taken care of.
While speaking on the efforts made by the state government on emergency care, he said more could still be done to make it more functional.
“We can still make our emergency unit, trauma unit to be more functional, especially at Gbagada Hospital and toll gate; so that we have adequate attention to victims of this type of incidence.”
“Then, we also want to appeal to the government to ensure that all these patients are tracked and their bills are sorted out so that none of them is disadvantaged with the fact that they do not have a fund to take care of them.”
“I am sure machinery is being put in place to ensure that is done; hopefully at the end of the day we will be able to save those that are alive.”