The attention of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) management and staff has been drawn to an Instagram post accusing the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu of giving instructions preventing people from coming into the wards and visiting victims of the unfortunate Train-Bus Accident.
First and foremost, members of the public should please note that the State Governor, Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has never been directly involved in the day-to-day running of LASUTH. The hospital has a management team, led by a renowned Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and an astute administrator per excellence, Professor Adetokunbo O. Fabamwo.
Secondly, the instruction to limit the publicity of these victims and other patients on admission was authorized by the Chief Medical Director. The Governor has never been involved such decisions.
The gentleman in the said video, approached us with his request as stated and was advised to convey this decision of management to his Principal.
Furthermore, we wish to put it on record that the Governorship candidate of Labour Party, Mr. Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour visited these same patients in LASUTH two days ago and nobody stopped him. He was received by top Management of the Health sector in the state, including the Honorable Commissioner, Ministry of Health, Professor Akin Abayomi.
There is a great need to respect the privacy of these patients and allow them the needed space and time to recover.
Lastly, members of the public are hereby advised to ignore the Instagram post in question and be rest assured of the genuine concern of the Governor of Lagos State about the health and welfare of everyone. They should also trust the management of LASUTH to take decisions and make pronouncements that are clearly devoid of political theatrics and in the best interest of the patients.