Admin l Wednesday, September 28, 2022
IKEJA, Nigeria – The Lagos State Government said it has launched a probe into circumstances surrounding the death of a three year old boy at Eti-Osa Maternal and Childcare Centre, Lekki-Ajah.
In a statement, Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi described the incident which occurred between Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th September, 2022 as rather unfortunate, and sad
While expressing his condolence for the family, he said the management of the facility had also officially reported the incident to the Ministry while investigation into the allegation and the circumstances surrounding the unfortunate incident has since commenced at the facility level.
“In the same vein, I have also requested an independent investigation into the incident. Our investigation will include an autopsy, a review of medical records of the patient and additional documents, enquiries from medical staff who attended to the deceased, and parents of the child”, he said.
The commissioner said the investigation is a Coroner’s inquest case, which is why an autopsy has been requested to determine the actual cause of death.
“I therefore sue for calm and assure members of the public of our commitment to conduct a transparent and thorough investigation into the incident, and make available the outcome of the investigation.
“Our resolve to halt avoidable deaths of neonates, infants and children is unshaken. We will continue to vigorously implement policies and strategies geared towards preventing and halting maternal and child mortality in the center of excellence.
“ Once again, I commiserate with the family of the deceased, and request for their full cooperation whenever they are called upon in the course of the investigation”, he said.