Patient Assaulted Nigerian Doctor, Landed Him A “Dirty Slap”


A Nigerian doctor popularly known as “Aproko doctor” has recounted how an aggressive patient’s relative slapped him some years ago while attending to another patient going unconscious.

According to his tweets “Today makes it 3 years a patient’s relative slapped me because 2 people fought and were rushed to the hospital and I started treating the one who was critically injured and it was not his brother.
A triage is where you basically decide which patient gets treatment when and to what extent.

This happens when you don’t have enough hands or resources.

In the case above, his brother had a cut to the head and was shouting while his opponent was losing consciousness

I was the only doctor in the hospital, one nurse, rowdy bloody EM when I got there!

I assessed the situation and went straight to the guy who was losing consciousness.

I was already already making sure his airway was fine when it landed on the back of my head, Tawaaaaaaaaaiiii

I couldn’t believe it! What just happened! I looked up to see this man shouting, his friends holding him back

He was shouting, “Look at this fool! This bastard! My brother is bleeding and he is treating somebody that is not bleeding”

His brother had a cloth around his head.

Brethren! That day I knew I was either very born again or mad! Because I did the strangest thing ever,I was smiling”

I was smiling and clenching my fist, and told his friends to take him outside the hospital compound! Or else, I am not attending to anyone as my life is at risk, he tweeted.

Have you ever been assaulted by a patient?

How best do you think healthcare professionals can protect/guard themselves from assaults at their workplaces?

Updated: April 17, 2019 — 11:28 am

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Oluwatosin Kehinde

Born some decades ago, Odunayo is one of the Young but inspiring Nigerian Nurses making strategic waves in the 21st century Nursing profession. To many, Nursing is a calling, but to Nrs. Kethz as fondly called by friends, Nursing is by birth as he was born and bred in the family of Nurses. Growing up this way exposed him to the many challenges of Nurses at an early stage of life and he decided to change the narative by choosing Nursing as a career as against medicine his dad wanted him to study. During his early academic years, he was an active member of the press club, mentored by great writers and journalists before he later won the award of the "BEST NEWS CASTER OF THE YEAR". He's the Editor-in-chief, Nigerian Nursing Times, Nigerian first ever digital Nursing magazine which is also a publication of Fellow Nurses Africa. Oluwatosin Kehinde is a social media health influencer, motivational speaker, life coach, writer, author, Nurse-Journalist and Registered Nurse. As a blogger, he blogs at, he holds a bachelor's degree of Nursing science from the prestigious Ladoke Akintola University Of Techonology Ogbomosho , Oyo State , Nigeria. He's told his colleagues to address him simply as the FATHER OF MODERN NURSING severally but they wouldn't listen. He therefore settles for the Editor in chief/CEO Follow Nurses Africa.

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