Ondo Doctors Begin Strike Over Assault On Colleague

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Resident doctors at the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Ondo State, on Wednesday commenced a two-day warning strike in protest against an assault on one of them by a relative of a patient.

It was gathered that a doctor in the hospital, simply identified as Dr Sayo, was allegedly attacked by a relative of a patient.

Sayo, a medical officer attached to the Accident and Emergency Unit of the hospital was allegedly assaulted while discharging his duty.

It was gathered that the relative of the patient attacked the doctor who he accused of not properly attending to the aged patient.

To this end, the doctors, under the umbrella of the Association of Resident Doctors, UNIMEDTH, staged peaceful protests in Ondo and Akure branches of the hospital simultaneously, describing the attack as barbaric.

They called on the state government to provide adequate security in the hospital to prevent a repeat of such an incident.

Written by: Ayomide Ayodele

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