Fire guts LASUTH, management begins probe

Kayode Ogundele
Kayode Ogundele

The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) says investigations are underway to determine the cause of a fire outbreak at the Information and Communications Technology Unit of the hospital.

The management of LASUTH made the disclosure in a statement issued by Ms Oluwaseyi Adewale, Head, Public Affairs Department, LASUTH, on Thursday in Lagos.

The management said that there were no casualties and the fire had been extinguished, with an investigation ongoing to assess the extent of damage to the hospital infrastructure.

“A mild fire started at the Information and Communications Technology Unit of the hospital at about 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, 2024.

“The fire service arrived promptly, and the fire has been completely put out, there were no casualties.

“We want to reassure the public and our esteemed clients that all necessary measures are being taken to ensure their continued safety,” it said.

Similarly, the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service said that its prompt response to the fire incident ensured that the fire was contained within the room of its origin and prevented it from spreading to other areas.

Margaret Adeseye, Director, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, said in a statement that the fire originated in the ICT room of the hospital, situated at the Hematology Clinic of the Pre-Pharmacy block.

Adeseye said that the emergency alert was received at 14:22 p.m, prompting an immediate response from the Ikeja Fire Station of the agency.

She noted that the diligent efforts of the responders ensured that the fire was successfully extinguished without any casualties.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that on May 31, 2023, a fire incident occurred at food shops within the premises of LASUTH.

The fire incident, which happened around 4.00 p.m caused panic in the health facility as it affected the food shops and works department of the facility.


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