The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has visited 12-year-old Adebola Akin-Bright whose intestines is missing at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) Ikeja.
Recall that the the boy’s mother, Deborah Abiodun, had made public the situation in an interview with journalists.
Abiodun also called on Sanwo-Olu to intervene, imputing the missing intestines to medical workers at LASUTH.
It prompted the hospital management to deny the allegation that it was responsible for the 12-year-old boy’s ordeal.
Responding to the troubled mother’s call, Sanwo-Olu paid a visit to the son at LASUTH.
At the occasion, the governor promised that the state government would be responsible for Adebola’s hospital bill and his safety.
Earlier, the LASUTH management’s denial read, “Once again, the hospital management needs to clarify issues on the insinuations being made by a mother in a viral video that the alleged loss of her son’s intestines after surgery is a matter between a private hospital and LASUTH. Our hospital is an excellent tertiary institution with highly knowledgeable and skilled medical consultants.
“We are also equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. The patient in question was referred to our hospital after having two surgeries carried out in a private hospital.
“The management also noted that besides the surgery being carried out by an experienced paediatric surgeon and supported by her team of professionals, video clips of the surgery were available for further clarification and avoidance of doubts.
“He required extensive optimisation in our facility before a corrective surgery could be carried out. At the surgery, which was carried out by an experienced pediatric surgeon and her team certain strange findings were discovered. There is a video clip of these intraoperative findings. The mother was informed about these findings but she appeared to be in denial.
“The hospital is in possession of a comprehensive report of the findings by a high-powered panel that it quickly set up to look into all ramifications of this case.
“Clearly, our hospital carried out a corrective surgery and did not wilfully remove any organ or structure. We empathise with the family of the patient. We believe that financial assistance from any quarters will be in order but we do not think that a blackmail of the state government via social media is the best approach.
“The hospital management is cooperating with the state agency which is already investigating this rather unfortunate case.”