UCH resident doctors commence 3-day strike over assault on member

March 7th, 2024


UCH resident doctors commence 3-day strike over assault on member

The Association of Resident Doctors, ARD, at the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan in Oyo State have commenced a three-day strike.

 

ARD President, Dr. John Oladapo said the resident doctors are embarking on the strike due to the assault on one of their members on Sunday, March 3, by relatives of a patient in the hospital.

 

He said they are demanding a public apology from the people who assaulted their member and inflicted injuries on him.

 

He also called on the hospital to improve security to avoid future occurrences in the hospital.

 

He said: “On Sunday, one of our members was the target of a deliberate, premeditated, planned rage and furious assault by a patient’s relation.

 

“The doctor was seeing a known Sickle Cell patient in painful crisis at the Emergency Department when the two men accosted him in the consulting room and started beating him up.

 

“The mother of the patient being seen who tried to intervene was also beaten up in this assault. In the doctor’s attempt to escape, the men chased him down and beat him up.

 

“The security officers of the hospital intervened and rescued our member, but not before he sustained injuries as well as mental health and esteem.”

 


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