As survivors of the recent Lagos train crash continue to receive medicare, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi on Wednesday, said 66 patients have been treated and discharged from five state public health facilities.
This serves as the third batch of victims dischargd from the hospital as 53 patients were on March 10 and 12 discharged from three hospitals according to media reports.
Speaking, Prof Abayomi said, “after a successful two-stage triage, no other fatality was recorded among the survivors of the accident.
“Back-to-back surgeries are being conducted on patients that needed surgeries at LASUTH to ensure everyone is discharged as soon as possible
“Total number of patients on admission as of today, March 15, are 30.
“There are 26 patients at LASUTH, two at General Hospital, Odan-Lagos and another two at General Hospital, Gbagada.
“The total number of passengers discharged as of today is 66,” he said.
The Health Commissioner disclosed that the fatality figure from the Lagos train crash remains six which include two at the site of the accident and four at LASUTH during resuscitation.
Meanwhile, NAN reports that a Lagos State Government staff bus carrying civil servants from Isolo to Alausa collided with a train at PWD Bus-Stop, along Agege Motor Road.
There were 85 passengers on board the bus and 17 persons associated with the accident, making 102 persons involved.
The victims of the accident which happened at 7.30 a.m. on March 9 were taken to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) for treatment.
Survivors with varying degrees of injuries and life-threatening conditions were admitted and treated at LASUTH.
25 patients with moderate injuries were later referred to three general hospitals and the Trauma Centre, Tollgate, for further treatment and to decongest LASUTH.