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Ogun Nurses demand justice for member assaulted by Doctor

The National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, NANNM, Ogun State Chapter wants the relevant authorities to sanction a medical doctor for allegedly beating up a female nurse in the line of duty. 

Chairperson of the Association, Olufunmilayo Solarin who made the call in a statement in Abeokuta alleging that one Doctor Adeola Olowu had assaulted a nurse on duty at the General Hospital, Ayetoro, in Yewa North local government area of the state. 

She claimed that the nurse, Adeyemi Rashidat, had reportedly called on Doctor Olowu to attend to an emergency around 4am on Saturday 8th January 2021, but was assaulted by the doctor who descended on her with slaps and pushed her to the wall for daring to disturb him over a patient’s situation which she could have handled.

 Mrs Solarin who maintained that the nurse had sustained an injury before she was rescued by relatives of the patient expressed displeasure over the incident which she described as barbaric.

The Ogun State Chairperson of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives called on the relevant authorities to investigate the doctor’s irresponsible behavior against public service rules and ensure Justice for the nurse to prevent a recurrence of such aggression.

Editing by Tina Oyinsan