How A Faulty Elevator Kills A Nigerian Doctor

A medical doctor, Vware Diaso, lost her life in a tragic incident at the staff quarters of the General Hospital, Odan, Lagos.

The unfortunate event took place on Wednesday evening when she, residing on the 9th floor, went to meet a dispatch rider who had delivered her online food order.

Vware Diaso, a Babcock University graduate from Ilishan Remo, Ogun State, was in the midst of completing her mandatory one-year internship at the hospital, with less than two weeks remaining before finishing the program.

According to an eye witness who prefers to remain anonymous, the incident occurred around 7:10 p.m., shortly after using the faulty elevator.”

Meanwhile, the deceased’s colleagues at the facility on Wednesday protested the unfortunate incident, accusing the hospital management of ignoring earlier complaints about the faulty elevator.

But the wife of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, also a medical doctor, has visited the hospital to sympathise with the health workers.

This is as the Vice-Chancellor of Babcock University, Ademola Tayo, has expressed “utter shock at the news.”

Sources said the elevator had been faulty for over three years, and the management took no concrete action to repair it.

The witness who spoke with newsmen said Ms Diaso, who stayed on the 9th floor of the building, was going to meet a dispatch rider to get the food she had ordered.

“I also used the elevator to the third floor before it went to pick her up. When I used it, it was making some kind of funny noise, I alighted, and a few minutes later, I could hear a sound on top of the elevator. Not long, I heard the sound of the elevator crashing down while she was in it.

“She ordered food, and she wanted to go downstairs to pick it up, but unfortunately, the elevator lost control,” the source said.

The source added that Ms Diaso was inside the elevator for close to an hour before she was rushed to the hospital’s surgical emergency unit, where she eventually died.

The source said: “The elevator had fallen into the ground, making it difficult to rescue her on time. While we were trying to open the elevator, she was still talking, even as she cried for help.

“She was rushed to the surgical emergency, where they tried to resuscitate her, but after a while, we saw that they were doing Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) before she died.”

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