The Ogun State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association has accused the family members of a patient of assaulting a medical doctor at the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The chairman of the Ogun State chapter of the NMA, Dr. Kunle Ashimi, who shared this to newsmen, via a statement issued, said the distraught relative attacked the medical worker after losing her family member. She was said to have gone berserk upon hearing that her relative died.
According to Ashimi, the patient passed as a result of the injuries she suffered from her attacker after an altercation with loan sharks at her apartment. He added that doctors were called by a colleague at the National Health Insurance Scheme desk on Friday, December 16, 2022. He explained that the medical workers had no other medical information but they prepared for eventualities.
“The doctors remained on standby till she arrived at night, as they were said to have had ambulance delays.”
Ashimi said the lady who attacked the doctor was arrested and taken to a nearby police station.
Two medical workers at the hospital had earlier been assaulted by relatives of dead patients. The last assault happened last month, which led to the prosecution of the perpetrators, who were a father and his son.