Assault: UCH doctors begin three-day strike

The Association of Resident Doctors, (ARD) at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan has commenced a three-day strike over alleged assault on one of their members by relatives of a patient in the hospital.

A statement by UCH ARD President, Dr. John Oladapo said the doctors are demanding public apology from the people who assaulted their member and inflicted injuries on him on Sunday.

He urged the hospital to improve its security architecture to avoid future occurrences in the hospital.

According to him: “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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