NMA declares indefinite strike in Lagos over colleague who di€d after an elevator acc#dent

The Lagos State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has declared an indefinite strike in three hospitals over the d£ath of one of its members, Dr Diaso Vwaere, after an elevator cr@sh.

The NMA revealed in a statement on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, by its Chairman, Dr. Benjamin Olowojebutu; and Secretary, Dr. Ismail Ajibowo. They disclosed that the late doctor was reportedly tr@pped in the elevator for more than 40 minutes before she was rescued.

“We were also reliably informed that there was no bl%od available for resuscitation, and this has become a recurring issue as a result of the review made by the government on the previous policy on bl%od donation,” the statement added, describing the d£ath as avoidable and unf@rt¥nate.

While commiserating with Vwaere’s family and colleagues, the NMA declared five days of mo¥rning, among other demands.

“We direct all our doctors in the three government hospitals on the island (GH Lagos, LIMH, and MSCH) to commence indefinite strike action until the investigations are completed and justice served,” it added.

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