The Affiliation of Resident Docs at Obafemi Awolowo College Instructing Hospital, Ile-Ife, on Tuesday, launched into a two-day warning strike over an alleged assault on one in every of them by a nurse.
In accordance with resident medical doctors, the warning strike would start from 8 am Tuesday, June 21, 2022, to 7:59 am on Thursday, June 23, 2022.
The medical doctors made their determination identified in a press launch sighted signed by the affiliation’s president, Dr. Nana Fayowole; Normal Secretary, Dr. Anuforo Anthony; and the Public Relations Officer, Dr. Adelaja Olasubomi.
In accordance with them, a feminine physician, recognized as Dr. Oluwatosin Bello was forcefully held hostage, confined, and verbally assaulted whereas discharging her obligation, by a senior nurse within the Feminine Grownup Orthopaedic Ward of the hospital on June 16.
“The feminine home officer had gone to the stated ward together with her group which comprised completely different cadres of medical doctors, to hold out a process on the one affected person within the ward at the moment.
“The group on arrival at 4:30 pm knowledgeable the nurse on obligation.
“After acquiring the affected person’s consent, they requested a trolley from the nurse who pointed the trolley to them and informed them to get it.
“So as to not waste time as a result of the group already bought a name from kids emergency to see a affected person, the home officer willingly introduced the trolley.
“After the process, the group discarded all sharps used. They wrapped the empty equipment with the drape used and saved it on the bottom shelf of the trolley and wiped the topmost a part of the trolley clear and moved the trolley away from the affected person’s bedside.
“They have been leaving the ward when the home officer was accosted that she ought to go and discard the waste. The home officer was the final to go away so the nurse went to dam her means asking her to go and discard the waste and when she didn’t reply, the matron locked the gate with the padlock.
“As if that was not sufficient, she began shouting and rained a number of insults on her to the extent that nurses from different wards got here to plead together with her to cease and open the gate however she declined.
“Regardless of a number of pleas, the nurse vowed by no means to let the physician out regardless of who comes from Abuja. We’ve got the video proof of this incident. It took the trouble of many individuals to influence the nurse to launch the physician.”
The executives of the affiliation stated an emergency basic assembly was known as on June 17 and determined to embark on a complete 48-hour warning strike.
Additionally they requested “The hospital administration to institute a fact-finding committee to look into the incident at FAOW and acceptable disciplinary measures be meted towards whoever is discovered culpable, failure of which the home will re-examine the state of affairs on the July 2022 OGM.
“The hospital administration ought to provide you with a doc detailing the job description of all medical workers throughout the subsequent 4 weeks, failure of which the home will re-examine the state of affairs on the July 2022 OGM. We imagine that is in keeping with greatest international apply.”
Dr. Fayowole informed The PUNCH that “We’ve got given them (the administration) ample time to do the needful. We acknowledged our calls for in our communique they usually have constituted a fact-finding committee to take a look at what occurred and make suggestions.
“They’ve between now and 4 weeks to tick all of the bins of our request earlier than the subsequent congress.”
When our correspondent known as the quantity on the hospital’s web site, an official recognized as Ademola stated he couldn’t converse on the matter.
“The individual that can reply your query very nicely is just not round, you’ll be able to name again by 10 am; he’s the Secretary to the Chief Medical Director,” he stated.
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