Lagos Legislators Begin Inspection Of Mortuaries

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Just few weeks after members of the Lagos State House of Assembly decried the deplorable condition of mortuaries in the state as a result of lack of maintenance by the authority, the seven-man ad-hoc committee set up to inspect the facilities has begun its assignment.

Led by the House Majority Leader, Ajibayo Adeyeye, the committee recently visited mortuaries located in Isolo General Hospital, Gbagada, and the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH.

At Isolo General Hospital, the committee members expressed displeasure over the state of the mortuary.

They also expressed the need for government intervention so as to save the situation and raise it to international standard.

Adeyeye, however, directed the Chief Medical Director of the Hospital to forward a comprehensive report of the mortuary to the committee.

He said: “I want the Chief Medical Director to send the report and other relevant document that would assist the committee to write its recommendations.”

They expressed satisfaction with the tidy nature of the Gbagada and Ikeja mortuaries which are already privatised.

The committee is expected to visit Badagry, Ikorodu and Epe before its final report would be submitted to the whole House.

The terms of reference of the committee is to look into the poor state of mortuaries in the state and come up with necessary recommendations in view of the importance of the mortuaries to the health sector.

Members of the committee are Ajibayo Adeyeye, Funmilayo, Tejuoso, Akeem Raheem, Mrs. Akinsola, Dr. Balogun and Ahmed Omisore.

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