Train-bus accident: Lagos hospitals discharge 21 more patients

Train-bus accident: Lagos hospitals discharge 21 more patients

By Oluwafunke Ishola, Lagos.


The Lagos State Gvernment says 21 survivors of last week’s train-bus collision were discharged on Sunday from five state public health facilities, after receiving quality medical care and management.


The Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, stated this in an update about the accident.


Recall that on Friday, March 10, thirty-two (32) survivors of the accident were discharged from three state hospitals.


“The total number of patients on admission as of today March 12 is 43.


“There are 39 patients at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), two at General Hospital Odan-Lagos and another two at General Hospital, Gbagada.


“The total number of patients or passengers discharged is 53,” he said.


Abayomi disclosed that fatality figure from the accident remained six, which included two at the site of accident and four at LASUTH during resuscitation efforts.


It would be recalled that on Thursday, March 9, a Lagos State Government staff bus, carrying civil servants from Isolo to Alausa, collided with a train at PWD Bus Stop, along the 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.


The victims of the accident, which happened around 7.30 a.m. on the fateful day, were taken to LASUTH for treatment.


Survivors with varying degrees of injuries and life threatening conditions were admitted and treated at LASUTH.


Besides, 25 patients with moderate injuries were later referred to four general hospitals in Lagos for further treatment and to decongest LASUTH.

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