Agagu’s Son In Stable Condition, As DNA Test BeginsFeatured, Latest News, News Friday, October 4th, 2013
By Our Correspondent
Son of the late former Governor of Ondo State, Feyi Agagu is in stable condition and recuperating at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.
Also, the DNA Text to identify the 13 charred body in the Associated Airline Plane crash has begun and is expected to end on Sunday.
Doctors at the Surgical Emergency Ward at LASUTH said the son of the late former governor is recuperating and in stable condition as the Lagos State Government is monitoring the progress of the survivors of the crash.
It was gathered that Governor Babatunde Fashola had ordered consultant doctors to be invited to attend to the victims especially in a bid to save their lives.
“You know this is a national issue and it is sensitive and I am not in the position to grant interviews to press. But I can tell you we worked throughout the night to keep them in a stable condition here in LASUTH,” said one of the doctors who craved anonymity.
Our source added that Agagu’s son was moved from the emergency ward to a private ward within the hospital due to the improvement in his health condition.
“We have to move Feyi Agagu from emergency ward to a private ward because he is doing fairly well. He is active. He must not be in emergency to receive better medical attention. The other new wards have good medical personnel and facilities. We are very hopeful about him and the other victims receiving treatments in this hospital,” our source stated.
Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris said that five of the victims were still receiving treatment in LASUTH while one is at the Airforce medical centre and the other at the Lagos Trauma and Burns Centre at the Gbagada General Hospital.
He said he was satisfied with the level of attention the patients were receiving in the hospital, saying that that one of the survivors had surgery on Thursday night while three others were doing well.
Meanwhile, the Department of Pathology and Forensic Medicine, LASUTH has begun the conduct of DNA test on the victims, while the exercise will end on Sunday as Lagos government insists on performing DNA test to identify bodies burnt beyond recognition.
The exercise is expected to hold between 10.00 am and 6.00 pm on the two days scheduled for the exercise.
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