Commissioner for Health Visits Survivors of Ita-Faji Building Collapse

Written by on March 15, 2019

The Lagos State Government says
survivors of the collapsed building at Ita-Faji area of Lagos Island are stable and responding to medical treatment.

In a statement, shortly after visiting some of the survivors at the General Hospital, the Commissioner for Health,
Dr. Jide Idris noted that the survivors of the unfortunate incident were calm, stable and responding to treatment and that some of them who are certified and cleared would be discharged.

He seized the opportunity to reinstate the instructions of the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode that medical care would be at no charge to the affected families.

On the allegation that some of the patients are being requested to pay for medical treatments, Idris refuted this noting that investigations have revealed that such claims were false.

The Commissioner advised concerned and affected families to beware of people of doubtful characters posing as health workers who may want to take advantage of their vulnerability and anxiety at this period.

While commiserating with the families of those who died in the incident, Dr Idris assured that the state government would leave no stone unturned in giving quality health care to Lagosians regardless of age, religious, gender or ethnic affiliations.


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