‘We can’t keep sacrificing our people on the altar of negligence’ – Nathaniel Bassey reacts to the death of female doctor who died in an elevator at Lagos Hospital.

GFNG had earlier reported that a medical doctor identified as Dr. Vwaere Diaso on Tuesday, died at the General Hospital, Odan, Lagos Island, after an elevator she took crashed.

According to findings, the hospital elevator that killed the late Diaso crashed from the 10th floor to the ground floor. It was also gathered that the late doctor was rushed to the emergency ward of the hospital for treatment but eventually died.

A colleague of Diaso, who craved anonymity, told our correspondent that the elevator had malfunctioned several times before now.

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

He also told our correspondent 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.”

He stated that since the elevator started malfunctioning, the staff of the hospital started reducing the number of people in it every time to avoid congestion.

“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 stated.

He disclosed further 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. She was very hardworking,” he said.

Reacting to this, Nigerian gospel singer and RCCG Youth Pastor, Nathaniel Bassey took to his Instagram page to condole with the family of Dr Vweare Diaso and also called on authorities to investigate and put adequate measures in place to another sad incident of such.

He added that Nigeria and its system should stop operating on negligence and mediocrity thereby subjecting the lives of her citizens to risks that could lead to avoidable disaster.

In his words;

To say I am pained by this news is an understatement. A purely avoidable event if things were done as they should. The untimely death of Dr Vweare Diaso, who died due to the crash of an elevator. I am really pained by this.

We can’t keep sacrificing our people on the altar of mediocrity and negligence.
More so, a young doctor that we barely have enough of.

This should be investigated and adequate measures put in place to prevent more painful outcomes like this. I pray for her family and loved ones. May they find strength even at this difficult time. Amen.

See some other reactions below;

strawberrycuteface: Blood of Jesus .

frank.of.portharcou: Going out and coming back home safe and sound has gotta be one of the most underrated blessings… May Nigeria never happen to anyone seeing this comment and May God keep protecting us all. Amen.

mikaylarssmallchopsbackup: her family is my concern, oh God how can a family handle this news .

oscarechezona: Using Elevator in Nigeria is on the list of fastest ways to die. May her soul rest in peace .

benbills007: Management is one of the big problems we have in this country..Even when the money is there to fix it,they rather put the money inside their pocket..Just sue that hospital abeg.

midnitewilly:  Hopefully the hospital will be charged but then again truth must be told.. Why do we risk our lives.. She knew the elevator wasn’t in good shape, why did she or any of you bother to use it on a daily..We need to start making better choices irrespective of the outcome.. May her soul rest in .

priscillia_oluchi_’: Once again, words elude me! Why are we so negligent like dis for this country? Something is at fault, they won’t fix , no they have to wait until d!eing minute.

I would never understand this! The day I got stucked in an elevator with my friends 3yrs ago on ny birthday was just the last for me. Y’all can imagine being stucked in a lift with 6other people, there was no air, we space amongst us, trying to call our friends downstairs, they were not reachable, and nor be say Na all these big big lift ooo.

Everyone was already sweating profusely, we couldn’t even move. Everyone was screaming, me on the other one was already gasping for breath! It was just God who came to our rescue, it would have been a different story.

Till today, I haven’t been able to recover from that shock. I h@te lifts with passion. Rest easy sissy.