By Abimbola Ogunnaike
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has disclosed that 21 survivors of the train-bus collision were discharged on Sunday, March 12, 2023 from five state public health facilities after quality medical care and management bringing the total number of discharged patients to 53.
Thegazellenews.com reported that the state on Friday, 10 March, 2023, discharged 32 survivors involved in the accident from three state hospitals.
Abayomi, who made this disclosure in an update about the accident, said: “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. Total number of patients or passengers discharged is 53.”
This medium reports that the state on March 10 discharged 32 survivors involved in the accident from three state hospitals.
Abayomi disclosed that the fatality figure from the accident remains six which include two at the site of the accident and four at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) during resuscitation.
Thegazellenews.com reports that a Lagos State Government staff bus carrying civil servants from Isolo to Alausa had a collision with a train at PWD Bus-Stop, along 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 at 7:30am on March 9 were taken to LASUTH for treatment, while survivors with varying degrees of injuries and life-threatening conditions were admitted and treated at the same hospital.
Also, 25 patients with moderate injuries were later referred to four general hospitals in Lagos for further treatment and to decongest LASUTH.