The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) had been in the advanced stages of arranging the transfer of Adebola Akin-Bright, the young boy whose intestines went missing during surgery, to the Great Ormond Street Hospital in the UK before his unfortunate demise.
As previously reported, the 13-year-old boy passed away on Tuesday evening, just two months after undergoing two surgeries at a private hospital and a corrective surgery at LASUTH.
Sanwo-Olu to cover the medical care of a boy with missing intestines.
Adebola experienced severe complications on Tuesday evening and was urgently taken to the intensive care unit at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, where he was subsequently pronounced dead.
Tragic Demise of Adebola Akin-Bright and Ongoing Investigations
Earlier on Tuesday, the Lagos State House of Assembly called Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to instruct the Ministry of Health to release funds for the boy’s overseas treatment.
In a statement released on Wednesday, the hospital management extended their condolences to Adebola’s family. They hoped the relevant professional authorities would investigate the circumstances surrounding his untimely passing.
The statement stated, “It is worth noting that the preparations for Debola’s transfer to the prestigious Great Ormond Street Hospital in the UK had progressed to the final stages under the hospital’s management before his unfortunate demise.
“We remain optimistic that the appropriate professional body will ultimately intervene to uncover the circumstances surrounding Adebola’s tragic death.”
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