The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) Chapter has commenced a 3-day warning strike over the alleged assault of one of its members by the family of a patient.
Dr Lanre Olosunde, President of ARD-UITH, who disclosed this in Ilorin, said one of their members was attacked and sustained physical and psychological injury
He explained that such assault could have caused more serious injuries or even resulted in the death of the doctor, noting that this is not the first time such occurrence would happen.
“The assailant also issued a threat to mobilize thugs from town to stage another attack on the staff of the Accident and Emergency unit,” he said.
Olosunde stated that the assault on healthcare workers is on the increase while observing that there has been no appreciable beef up of security to protect them and forestall further breaches in the hospital.
“The crowd control at the Accident and Emergency Unit and at other service points is still grossly poor.