Medical workers at the Ondo State Neuro-Psychiatric Specialist Hospital, Akure, battled to resuscitate their Chief Medical Director, Dr. Akinwumi Akinloye, after he was viciously attacked by a patient admitted in the hospital.
It was gathered that a patient, identified as Folorunsho Olawale, who was referred for admission by the men of Ondo State Police Command, allegedly attacked the CMD and nurses on Wednesday night.
He also reportedly destroyed some equipment at the hospital, with the workers claiming that there was nobody to rescue them from the deadly assault.
A source disclosed that Olawale became a patient in the psychiatric hospital after the Police suspected that he was suffering from mental impairment.
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“That was how he was referred to the psychiatric centre for observation.”
The source added that Olawale had been aggressive since his admission, noting that, on Wednesday evening, he allegedly stabbed two nurses and beat CMD Akinloye to a coma.
The nurses and other medical workers of the psychiatric hospital have since gone on strike over the issue, citing inadequate protection and government negligence as reasons.
The workers flayed the Permanent Secretary of the Hospital Management Board, Dr. Ikuomola, who they said ordered them back to work instead of identifying with their complaint.
“I have assured the workers that we will table their complaints before the state governor.”However, the chairman of the Joint Negotiating Council in the state, Mr. Opeyemi Oloniyo, said the workers would not “subscribe to any threat from the permanent secretary.”
The Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, Mr. Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident.
@ Punch Newspaper