Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General of Lagos State Emergency Agency (LASEMA) said that the agency has saved the life of a man that attempted to kill himself at a National bus stop in Ikeja, Lagos State. He said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos State.
Oke-Osanyintolu gave more details of the incident, he said that the man allegedly jumped down from a height with a motive of taking his life on Saturday, and a distress call was made to the emergency agency. The man was rescued by the LASEMA officials alive.
“We received a distress call around 9:50 a.m. about a man reported to have attempted to commit suicide at National Bus Stop, Ikeja. “ This prompted the immediate activation of our emergency responders to the scene,”
He noted that when his team arrived at the scene, they met an adult male who sustained an open lacerated wound on the heel of his left leg. Oke-Osanyintolu said that the victim sustained a suspected fracture at the distal end of the right tibia on account of alcohol intoxication and suicide attempt.
“Information gathered at the scene of the incident was that the adult man fell from height with a view of a suicide attempt. “At the scene safety was ensured, the wound was irrigated, the victim was assessed and vitals checked with BP 130/80mmHG, PR 92bpm, RR 22cpm, spo2 92 percent, GCS 15.
“Oxygen was administered with Nasal Cannula at 4 lit for 45mins and his bleeding was controlled and dressed with 1m 75mg of diclofenac and he was also given a litre of Normal Saline,” he said.
He said that the man rushed to Ikeja General Hospital for further treatment. He said that the victim was responding to treatment adding that the investigation was ongoing.
source: Vanguard News.