Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat has promised that that Lagos state government will take full responsibility for the treatment of the rescued victims of the Ikoyi building collapse.
He said this on Tuesday during his visit to some of the victims rescued from the incident who are on admission at the General Hospital, Lagos.
Dr Hamzat who spoke to pressmen after the visit explained that nine people, all male, have so far been rescued from the debris of the building.
He added that three of the rescued victims were treated and discharged on the spot while the remaining six are presently on admission receiving treatment at the Medical Emergency Unit of the General Hospital, Lagos.
In a press statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Health, Tunbosun Ogunbanwo, the Deputy Governor noted that the admitted victims are responding to treatment.
He mentioned some casualties of the collapsed building who were brought into the hospital dead have been deposited at the morgue.
Hamzat expressed deep sympathy with victims, assuring them of adequate care during their treatment.
Speaking in the same vein, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Olusegun Ogboye who accompanied the Deputy Governor on the visit assured the rescued victims of quality and optimal health care service at the facility stressing that trained medical personnel are on the ground to aid their recovery process.