Friday, 10 August 2018

Patient Beats Doctor To Coma In Ondo State

Medical staff at the Ondo State Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Akure, battled to resuscitate their Chief Medical Director, Dr. Akinwumi Akinloye, after he was viciously attacked by a patient admitted to the hospital, Punch has reported.

The patient identified as Folorunsho Olawale, who was referred to the Ondo State Police Command, allegedly attacked the CMD and nurses on Wednesday night.

He also reportedly destroyed the equipment of the hospital, with the workers claiming that he was no longer safe from the deadly assault.

It has been reported that Olawale has become a patient in the psychiatric hospital after the police.

He had reported to a police station in Akure where he was reportedly confessed to being involved in the killing of a Khadijat, the daughter of a deputy governor of the state, Lasisi Oluboyo, who was suspected to be murdered by her boyfriend and two other persons.

Khadija Oluboyo's murder is still pending.

A source told us: "After a series of interrogations by the police at the station, Olawale was discovered to be a metal problem because he was incoherent and he was behaving abnormally.

"That was how he was referred to the psychiatric center for observation."

The source added that Olawale had been aggressive since his admission, noting that, on Wednesday evening, he allegedly stuck two nurses and beat CMD Akinloye to a coma.

The source added that it took the interventions of other doctors from the Ondo State Hospital Specialists to resuscitate Dr. Akinloye.

The nurses and other medical workers of the psychiatric hospital having a gone on strike, citing inadequate protection and negligence.

The staff flayed the Permanent Secretary of the Hospital Management Board, Dr. Ikuomola, who they said they were working on.

In response, Ikuomola said, "We are going to address all the grievances and challenges confronting the hospital, such as power and security.

"I have assured the workers that we will settle 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.

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