Patient Goes Wild, Injures Hospital Boss, Staff
A patient, Folorunso Olawale in Ondo State Neuro-Psychiatric Specialist Hospital, Akure, reportedly went wild, leaving two medical doctors and three nurses injured.
The doctors include the Chief Medical Director, CMD, of the hospital, Akinwumi Akinloye; the immediate past CMD, Sunday Sajo, and three nurses.
The incidence incited a protest by nurses in the hospital which crippled activities for hours until the Permanent Secretary of the Hospital Management Board, Dr. Niran Ikuomola, intervened.
Olawale was said to have stabbed one of the nurses, beat up Dr. Akinloye till he went into coma and severely injured Dr. Sajo.
An eyewitness said the two doctors were saved from Olawale’s grip by another patient after other members of staff fled the scene.
Naija News gathered that about two weeks ago, Olawale voluntarily walked to the police station and told the Police detective that he was among those who killed the daughter of the state’s former Deputy Governor, Khadijat Oluboyo.
Recall that the fiancee of the deceased is standing trial and a native doctor has been declared wanted.
Policemen had reportedly taken him in for questioning when they realized that he is mentally unstable.
He was later taken to the state psychiatric hospital, where he was admitted and put under observation in the last two weeks.
Naija News learnt he became aggressive at about 9p.m. on Tuesday, and while nurses were about administering drug injections on him, he went wild.
He was said to have destroyed some facilities in the hospital, which made the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Agunloye, to rush to the scene. however, Olawale beat him up until he fainted and was later revived.
Three nurses and the former CMD of the hospital, now a consultant to the hospital, Dr Sajo, were also injured by the patient.
Nurses became angry and began a protest after the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Ikuomola asked them to return to work, not minding the threat posed to their lives.
Displaying placards with various inscriptions, the nurses continued their protest and vowed not to return to their duty posts until the state government addresses the issue of their welfare and safety.
The nurses, who accused Ikuomola of insensitivity to their plight and other health workers in the hospital, said ordering them back to their various offices will not resolve the crisis.
Union leaders rushed to the hospital, following the tension that gripped the nurses and other hospital workers.
Speaking with newsmen, the leader of state Joint Negotiating Council, JNC, Mr. Opeyemi Oloniyo, frowned at the attitude of Ikuomola, saying the workers would not subscribe to the threat from the Permanent Secretary of the Board.
Oloniyo said: “I want to believe we are not in an animal kingdom. We heard of the attack on some nurses and doctors of this hospital and we came to persuade the workers to go back to work this morning (yesterday).
“But it is unfortunate that the Permanent Secretary just came here and ordered the workers to go back to their work without addressing the issues at hand and said we have no right to address our members.”
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