Lagos to investigate hospital over woman’s death

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Lagos State Government on Sunday said it would investigate the death of a celebrity chef, Mrs. Peju Ugboma, at Premier Specialist Medical Centre, Victoria Island in the state.

Ugboma was admitted for an elective fibroid surgery but died of internal bleeding.ab autopsy found two litres of blood in her abdomen, reports said.

The pledge was made by the Health Facilities Monitoring and Accreditation Agency.

Its statement reads: "On behalf of the Lagos State Government @followlasg, @HEFAMAA_LASG commiserates with the family of Mrs. Peju Ugboma, may God in His infinite mercies bless her soul and give the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

Meanwhile, the Honorable Commissioner @LSMOH, @ProfAkinAbayomi has directed @HEFAMAA_LASG; the agency charged with the responsibility of accrediting, monitoring, and inspecting all public and private health facilities in the State, to conduct a proper investigation on the occurrence to establish the facts of the matter.

We assure the family and the public that @HEFAMAA_LASG will do the needful to get to the root of the matter and ensure #JusticeForPeju with a view to preventing such unfortunate incidents in the future."