Nursing officer attacked and assaulted in Lagos Hospital.
A whistleblower at Lagos state general hospital, marina has detailed a horrendous attack on a nursing officer at the emergency department of the hospital by an health attendant at the late hours of yesterday during a night shift.
The worker told Fellow Nurses Africa this morning an health attendant identified as Mr Lawal was said to have become furious when the nursing officer went to wake him up to assist a debilitated patient on wheel chair to the toilet during their shift.
He is alleged to have threatened to kill the nurse, slapped her and beat her up right in the presence of patients and other health workers.
The nursing administrator in-charge of the facility when interrogated by Fellow Nurses Africa corroborated the story.
“I was at the office when I started hearing some noises at the emergency department, I went to check myself. I was amazed when I got to know it was an attendant that was beating up my colleague. A Doctor who witnessed the whole incident told me the attendant had slapped my colleague severally for simply waking him up from his sleep to do his job”, she said.
The unit NANNM president of the hospital, Mr Oluwafemi Alo while speaking with our correspondent confirmed the incident.
In his words, it was such an unfortunate incident. We’ve reported the matter to the hospital management. We’re currently at the stage of fact findings. We shall be alerting our legal counsel and I assure you that the officer shall be brought to book, he noted.