Bus-train crash: 19 victims still on admission, says commissioner
Segun Adewole with agency report
The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, says 19 patients from the March 9 train-bus accident in the state are still in three public health facilities in the state receiving treatment.
A Lagos State Government staff bus conveying civil servants from Isolo to Alausa had a collision with a train at PWD Bus-stop, along Agege Motor Road.
There were 85 passengers on board the bus and 17 persons associated with the accident, making 102 persons involved in the accident.
Survivors with varying degrees of injury and life-threatening conditions were admitted and treated at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.
The Chief Medical Director, LASUTH, Prof. Adetokunbo Fabamwo, had on the day of the accident, told The Reportr Door that the hospital admitted 102 victims of the crash.
25 patients with moderate injuries were later referred to three general hospitals and the Trauma Centre, Tollgate, for further treatment to decongest LASUTH.
The state had announced that 66 of the patients involved in the accident had been discharged from five state hospitals between March 10 and 15.
Giving an update on the accident on Wednesday, the health commissioner disclosed that additional 11 patients were discharged on March 22 after successful treatment, bringing the number of discharged patients to 77.
According to Abayomi, 10 patients were discharged from the LASUTH and one from the General Hospital, Gbagada.
“Total number of patients on admission as of today, March 22, are 19.
“There are 16 patients at LASUTH, two at General Hospital Odan-Lagos and one at General Hospital, Gbagada.
“Total number of passengers discharged as of today is 77,” he said.
Abayomi disclosed that the fatality figure from the accident remained six, which include two at the site of the accident and four at LASUTH during resuscitation.
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