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Lagos State Teaching Hospital Children’s Emergency Ward In Deplorable State, Mosquito Infested With Neglected Toilet (Pictures)

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Lagos State Teaching Hospital Children’s Emergency Ward In Deplorable State, Mosquito Infested With Neglected Toilet (Pictures)

For a megacity like Lagos State, medical facilities and the entire ambience of medical institutions should be designed to meet the global standard but that seems not the case with the state’s premier facility, the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, Ikeja.

 

Aside that facility within the institution is fast deteriorating, patients who recently visited the state-owned hospital lamented the deplorable state of the Paediatric ward of LASUTH, stating that the Children ward needs an immediate overhaul.

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A visitor to LASUTH Children Emergency Ward A confined in BlackBox Nigeria that rather than patients coming to the hospital to treat diseases, there is a high tendency of leaving the hospital with more ailments. 

 

“All the window nets in the paediatric ward are torn. The whole building is mosquitos infested if you come here to treat a disease be sure of living with a worse ailment, ” the patient who craved anonymity confided in BBN.

 

The patient also lamented the deplorable state of the toilets in the hospital which she called a ‘no go area’. In the Paediatrics

Emergency Ward A, a broken tile left unfixed is getting the hospital floor flooded each time water is pumped into the reservoir. It has been there for months without being fixed.

The Department of Paediatrics and Child Health was established in 2003 with an upgraded facility in 2008 when the hospital was renovated.

 

 Upon completion in 2008, the total bed capacity of the hospital increased from 520 to 774. Some of the major features of the new look LASUTH included the Newly built Paediatrics Complex (3-storey, 110 Beds) which is now decaying under acute neglect.

 

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