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Again, relative attacks medical worker over dead patient at Ogun hospital

Jan 5, 2023

The Nigerian Medical Association in Ogun state has accused the family members of a patient of attacking a medical doctor at the Federal Medical Centre, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

 

Disclosing this to newsmen, the chairman of the Ogun State chapter of the NMA, Dr. Kunle Ashimi, in a statement released, said the angry relative descended on 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 died from the injuries she suffered from her attacker following an altercation with loan sharks at her house. He said 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.