Bathing of Nurse with infected Wound Water, An Act of Domestic Violence Against Women

Is it because She is a woman or a Nurse?

I write with sorrow in my heart because as i would like to think we are making progress on the fairness of gender relationship and safe workplace, a member of the medical profession has decided to draw a reality of backwardness on this point, enough to bring sadden my mood.

Making rounds on whatsapp today and few blogging sites is the news of the Nurse that was rained with dirty water by a doctor after a Not-much-heat-to-light-a-candle conversation. As much as i would like to remember the yoruba saying _agba gbo ejo enikan da, agba osika_, i want to say that this is an embarrassment to humanity that such even happened in a hospital ward.

It is as well laughable that in this century where we kick against domestic violence around the globe, a medical officer named Ajibola (Trauma Centre, Ondo) has not only caused a domestic violence scene, but showed how unethical the medical profession has been represented in his act and further blended with the reflective exposure of hostility bred in the heart of our medical officers to other healthcare workers. It begs me to the question, is it because she is a woman or a Nurse?

The humiliation that nurses reportedly suffer from patients now extends to what could be gotten from the supposedly educated colleagues at workplace.

i don’t want to react much on the ugliness of this scene but then, it is worthy to appreciate the heroic display of maturity by the nurse affected to ensure that retaliation was made in legal forms by reporting to appropriate quarters and not raising urine on the medical officer. I also see it right to awake everybody to the monitoring of the local judiciary process on this matter in order to ensure that the outcome of the crazy act is brought to a definitive point that would make the offender a scape goat enough to serve an example to others with this terrible culture and mean to the public that the act is really bad. It is well to be conscious of this because as much as we want to hide some background facts, it is said that the medical association always loom for a way to rub things off.

As we continue to push for a zero tolerance on domestic violence and workplace rift, Olumide Olurankinse will end this write-up by asking ” what do we expect from those meant to care if they get treated with harshness and hatred ?”


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