Resident doctors under the aegis of the Association of Resident Doctors, University College Hospital, Ibadan in Oyo State, on Thursday, began a three-day strike over alleged assault on one of their members by relatives of a patient in the hospital,Punch reports.

The ARD President, John Oladapo, told newsmen in Ibadan, the state capital, that the doctors were demanding a public apology from the people who assaulted as well as inflicted injuries on him on Sunday.

Oladapo said, “On Sunday, one of our members was the target of a deliberate, premeditated, planned rage and furious assault by a patient’s relation.

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“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.”

The president, therefore, called on the UCH management to improve its security architecture to avoid future occurrences in the hospital.


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