Healthcare activities in Trauma Center in Ondo Town, Ondo State might be brought to its knees if news coming from the Sunshine state is anything to go by.
Report from multiple sources have confirmed that a medical doctor poured water from infected wound on a nurse. Here is the account of the incident as obtained from Nairaland :
One Dr. Ajibola from the Accident and emergency unit, ondo state trauma and surgical centre has decided to pour wound irrigation fluid on a nursing officer, Nrs. Oladele Olayinka of the same institution at about 11:30pm on Saturday 9th of June 2018.
Nrs. Oladele was said to have sent a porter to the pharmacy to get drugs for a patient but instead of the porter to finish this delegated task, he was hijacked by the doctor who delegated another task for him, the Nurse after waiting for his return with no success eventually got to know of the development from a medical student.
This angered the nurse, went to where the said porter was carrying out the new task assigned by the doctor and demanded that the porter should go back to complete the previously delegated task while she offered to continue the care of the patient with the doctor.
Instead of the doctor acceding to this, he resulted to calling the Nurse all sort of abusive names and verbal assaults. As if this wasn’t enough, he took the wound irrigation fluid and pour on the Nurse in the presence of the patient and other members of staff.
According to the report made available to fellow Nurses Africa, no disciplinary action has been taken on this doctor 5 days after this incident however, the National Association Of Nigerian Nurses And Midwives, NANNM of the hospital is working on the said issue to ensure the mater is not swept under carpet like cases of assaults against Nurses had always been.
The nurse has also made an official report through the Director of Nursing services to the management of the institution.
In a related development, the Ondo State NANNM Chairman Prince Abel Oloniyo has summoned all Unit chairmen and the affected nurse, in a post circulating on social media the Comrade said:
We have waited enough for the Trauma unit to officially brief the State Council of NANNM of the recent happening in the centre. Consequence upon this all unit executives are hereby summon to report at the state secretariat latest by 8 am on Thursday, 14th Jun, 2018. Kindly come with the affected nurse. Thank you.
An anonymous source said the State NANNM had earlier directed the Nurses in the hospital to begin indefinite strike today if nothing is done to address the issue but could not ascertained why the proposed strike was shelved