The Lagos State government has disclosed that survivors of the collapsed building incident which occurred on the 13th of March 2019 at Ita-Faji on Lagos Island are stable and responding to medical treatment.
The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris revealed this today during his visit to the survivors on admission at the General Hospital in Lagos Island.
He said, “I’m delighted to note that the survivors of the unfortunate incident are calm, stable and responding to medical treatment and in no time, some of them who are certified and cleared will be discharged to join their families”.
“As directed by the Governor, medical care for the surviving victims of this unfortunate incident is free. Lagos State is offering comprehensive health care to the victims at no cost. This is the least we can do at this time to ameliorate the suffering and trauma being experienced by the affected families” Idris added.
He refuted the allegation that some of the patients are being requested to pay for medical treatment, noting that investigations have revealed that the claims are false and were probably cooked up by unscrupulous individuals for the sake of sensationalism.
“The allegation that affected people are paying for the comprehensive health care offered to survivors is false and baseless”, he declared.
He, however, warned concerned and affected families to beware of people of doubtful character posing as health workers who may want to take advantage of their vulnerability and anxiety at this period.
The Commissioner assured that the State government will leave no stone unturned in giving quality healthcare to Lagosians regardless of age, religion, gender or ethnic affiliation.