The Nigerian Medical Association, Lagos State chapter, has directed all the
doctors working in the three government hospitals on the Lagos Island, to begin an
indefinite strike over the death of its colleague, Dr Vwaere Diaso.
The association said Diaso died on Tuesday at the General Hospital, Odan, Lagos,
after she was trapped in a collapsed elevator for more than 40 minutes, before she
was rescued, and even so – there was no blood available to resuscitate her.
In a press statement signed by its state Chairman, Dr Benjamin Olowo-jebutu, and
Secretary, Ismail Ajibowo, the association, however, demanded an immediate and
unbiased investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
The NMA also declared a five-day mourning period in the state and urged doctors in
the other government-owned hospitals to scale down activities as a mark of respect
for the dead colleague.
The hospitals to embark on the indefinite strike are the General Hospital, Odan, Lagos;
Lagos Island Maternity Hospital, Lagos, and the Massey Street Children’s Hospital,