The Lagos State Government on Thursday said it was probing the allegation against the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) that its negligence and alleged unethical conduct of its personnel led to the death of one Mrs Omolara Kalejaiye.
The probe, which will be handled by the Ministry of Health, is aimed at unravelling the circumstances leading to the death of the woman and the attitude of the health workers while she was in their care.
PUNCH Metro had reported that the wife of the Baale of Otumara II in the Apapa area of the state was rushed to the hospital for treatment in an emergency situation on December 11, 2018.
The 45-year-old was reportedly attended to in a wheelchair due to the lack of bed space.
It was gathered that the woman was placed on oxygen to support her breathing, while a drip and injections were administered on her.
The family alleged that the oxygen and the drip that Omolara was placed on were removed without the consent of any member.
The mother of two reportedly died around 5.15am as a result of lack of attention by the medical personnel and non-provision of an ambulance after her referral to another hospital.
In a petition addressed to the Chief Medical Director of LASUTH and the state Commissioner for Health, the family demanded that the death be investigated and the errant medical personnel be fished out and brought to justice.
The spokesperson for the Ministry of Health, Mrs Adeola Salako, told PUNCH Metro on Thursday that the government had received the petition and was probing the allegations raised by the Baale.
She said justice would be served and the public would be informed of the outcome of the investigation.“Investigation into the matter is ongoing. I will let you know as soon as there is any further development,” Salako added.