The Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) has revealed that there were arrangements to transfer the boy with missing intestines after surgery, Adebola Akin-Bright, to Great Ormond Street Hospital in the UK, were in the final stages before his demise.
LagosPost reported that the 13-year-old boy died on Tuesday evening, less than two months after two surgeries performed in a private hospital and a corrective surgery at LASUTH.
There were reports that Adebola developed complications on Tuesday evening and was rushed to the intensive care unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, where he was thereafter pronounced dead.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Lagos State House of Assembly had called on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to direct the Ministry of Health to release funds for the overseas treatment of the boy.
The hospital management on Wednesday via a statement commiserated with Adebola’s family and expressed optimism that the appropriate professional body would step in to unravel the circumstances of his death.
The statement reads, “Suffice it to say that arrangements to transfer Debola to the reputable Great Ormond Street Hospital in the UK had been carried to the final stages by the hospital management before he passed on yesterday.
“We are hopeful that the appropriate professional body will eventually step in to unravel the circumstances of Adebola’s death.”