Monday, July 8, 2019

10 victims of Ijegun pipeline explosion die in hospital

The Lagos State Government today confirmed that 10 more victims of the Ijegun pipeline explosion in Lagos, have died in the hospital.

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Titilayo Goncalves, who disclosed this said out of the 22 victims rescued by the Lagos State Ambulance Service (LASAMBUS), nine were taken to LASUTH, 12 were taken to Trauma and Burns Unit, Gbagada General Hospital while one was being managed at Alimosho General Hospital.

Goncalves disclosed that 10, out of the patients receiving care at LASUTH and Gbagada General Hospital died due to severe and high degrees of burns suffered from the inferno, adding that three died at LASUTH while seven died at Gbagada General Hospital.


She said: “unfortunately, due to the high degree of burns suffered by these victims which is almost at 100 percent, we lost 10 of them but we are doing everything possible to ensure that no other life is lost and we will continue to do all in our might to provide intensive care for the remaining and from reports received they are responding to treatment

“Treatment of victims with high percentage of burns requires intensive care and management which should follow some treatment protocol and this is why I am appealing to families of the victims to be calm and cooperate with our health workers as they care for their loved ones”, Goncalves stated.

She also disclosed that the government had so far expended over N10 million in the care of victims of the Ijegun pipeline explosion, adding that the survivors of the inferno were receiving adequate and quality care at designated government facilities free of charge.

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