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LASEMA Visits LASUTH, Seeks Further Collaboration with Hospital on Emergency Services

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) paid a visit to the management of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) on Thursday 25th of March 2021 in a bid to further strengthen the working relationship with the hospital.

While briefing the management of the Hospital, the Head of Medical Unit of the Agency, Dr. Yazeed Omotayo who led the team stated that the agency was seeking to further collaborate with LASUTH in order to strengthen the referral system.

Omotayo added that LASEMA would want local emergency committees constituted to ensure ambulances are available in all 57 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) and other government facilities in the state for quick response to emergencies.

In his response, the Acting Director of Clinical Services and Training, Dr. Adebowale Adekoya who represented the Chief Medical Director, Professor Adetokunbo O. Fabamwo said the hospital was passionate about emergency services and ready to collaborate with LASEMA not just to manage disaster, but to ensure that everyone including caregivers is safe.

Also corroborating the DCST, the Coordinator of Medical Emergency Unit, Dr. Oluwaseyi Oladimeji advised the agency to call the LASUTH emergency Unit ahead of bringing patients to the hospital, so that the hospital will be prepared.

The Coordinator of Surgical Emergency, Dr. Samuel Idowu enjoined LASEMA to limit cases being brought to LASUTH to those patients with head and chest injuries, he stated that all other cases with fractures could be treated in other emergency centres.

The Director of Hospital Administration and Human Resources Mr. Kehinde Gbajumo, thanked the team for coming and he suggested a help center for the agency in the hospital.

Other management team members in attendance include the Deputy Director of Nursing Services Mrs. Adebola Aina and Director of Finance and Accounts, Mrs. Titilope Alaka.

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