Doctor Diaso: How a malfunctioned hospital elevator ended her life

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Doctor Diaso

Dr. Vwaere Diaso, a Nigerian medical Doctor, on Tuesday, died at the General Hospital, Odan, Lagos Island, after an elevator she took crashed.

It was gathered that the late doctor was rushed to the emergency ward of the hospital for treatment but eventually died.

However, findings has it that the hospital elevator that killed the late Diaso crashed from the 10th floor to the ground floor.

On anonymity, a colleague of Diaso, said that the elevator had malfunctioned several times before now.

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“On multiple occasions, the elevator has stopped while we were inside. And there’s no maintenance,” he said.

He also said that the hospital management was aware of the poor state of the elevator but failed to act

“We report every time. The elevator is supposed to carry 630kg maximum, that’s eight people.”

Since the elevator started malfunctioning, He further said, the staff of the hospital started reducing the number of people in it every time to avoid congestion.

Moreover, he stated that “Once you open the elevator and see two people already, you just have to wait for the next batch.”

“It was faulty and they knew about it. That’s why we’re not going to take this”.

He further disclosed that the late Diaso had just two weeks left to the completion of her housemanship at the hospital, noting that she was a “very diligent house officer. and also very hardworking,” he said.

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