Elevator accident: Imbibe routine maintenance culture, NMA urges all Nigerians

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By Folasade Akpan

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has called on Nigerians to let the death of Dr Diaso Vware   become a trigger for everyone to imbibe routine maintenance culture.
The NMA President, Dr Uche Ojinmah, made the call in a statement on Monday.
He admonished  all tiers of government in Nigeria to  learn a lesson from the loss of the young doctor and make sure that such avoidable deaths were prevented
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Vwaere, a medical house officer, with General Hospital, Odan, Lagos, died on Aug. 1, as a result of injuries sustained when the elevator she was in crashed in the staff quarters of the hospital.
He commiserated with the  family of Vwaere, praying that God should console the entire family and grant the soul of the departed peaceful repose.
Ojinmah said that the association had keenly followed the issues surrounding Vwaere’s death, adding that it was an avoidable one.
“After reviewing all the facts, it is clear that Vwaere was a victim of gross negligence in maintenance of the elevator.”
He called on the Lagos State Government to quickly initiate measures to assuage the pains and loss being felt by her family.
“The government should also provide psychological support for the family and all the doctors residing and working in the hospital.
“The government should also initiate inspection of all public elevators in Lagos state and commence routine maintenance.”
Ojinmah also called on the Lagos state government to carry out thorough investigation and mete out sanctions as appropriate.
“NMA wants Justice to be seen to be done and shall resist any attempt to subvert or mitigate it.
“May we never spill another innocent blood as a nation”, he added. (NAN)(www.nannews.ng)

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Edited by Vivian Ihechu

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