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LASUTH opens up on missing intestine boy’s death

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LASUTH opens up on missing intestine boy’s death

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Management of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, says arrangements to transfer the late Adebola Akin-Bright to Great Ormond Street Hospital in the UK before he passed away had got to an advanced stage.

LASUTH said Akin-Bright’s small intestine was discovered to be missing when he was brought to the hospital for correctional surgery.

But 13-year-old Akin-Bright reportedly developed complications on Tuesday evening, and was rushed to the intensive care unit of the LASUTH, where he was later pronounced dead.

LASUTH management, in a statement on Wednesday, commiserated with Akin-Bright’s family and expressed optimism that the appropriate professional body would intervene to unravel the circumstances surrounding his death.

The hospital’s statement read, “Suffice it to say that arrangements to transfer Akin-Bright 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 Akin-Bright’s death.”