Lagos train-bus accident: Survivor narrates experience
• Appreciates govt, health workers for prompt medical response
• 86 patients discharged, 10 on admission, says Lagos govt
A survivor of Lagos train-bus accident, Seth Akande, has narrated how prompt emergency and medical response of the Lagos State government saved his life and ensured his quick recovery.
Akande, who took his facebook page to narrate his experience, attributed his being alive to the help of God and the quick action taken by the Lagos State government during the incident.
He gave kudos to the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, medical team at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) and the Orile-Agege General Hospital, for the prompt and professional medical management provided to him during his ordeal.
The post read: “I want to use this opportunity to appreciate God Almighty for sparing my life till today, I am one of the victims on a Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) Bus that was involved with a train at PWD a couple of weeks ago. I am alive with the help of God and the Lagos State government, because of their quick action during the incident.
“I appreciate the Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Commissioner for Health in Lagos State, Prof. Akin Abayomi, for prompt response in the rescue and treatments at LASUTH immediately after the accident.
“Kudos to the entire Medical Team of LASUTH for professional, prompt and adequate first aid treatments, received free of charge, before we were referred to different General hospitals in the state for proper and essential treatments, according to the injury sustained. “
Seth, who was referred to Orile-Agege General Hospital for Orthopedic management and care after the initial triage and first aid treatment at LASUTH, was also full of praises and thanks to the management of Orile-Agege General Hospital for the wonderful treatment he received.
He said: “I was later referred to Orile-Agege General hospital, Ile-Epo proper admission to undergo Orthopedic Surgery on which the Medical Director was already waiting to receive me for prompt action and treatments, all without charges. They took good care of me for three weeks and I was discharged on March 28, 2023.
“The admission, feeding, all drugs, tests, X-rays and every other service were rendered free of charge. I need to appreciate Orile-Agege General Hospital management and the entire medical team, starting from their Medical Director (Dr. Sola Pitan), to the lowest worker, you are wonderful. God Almighty will help you all in Jesus name Amen. Once Again, I thank the Lagos State government.”