Psychiatric patient goes berserk in Ondo hospital, beats CMD to coma, injures nurses

Psychiatric patient goes berserk in Ondo hospital, beats CMD to coma, injures nurses

- A patient has beaten two doctors and three nurse in an Psychiatric hospital in Ondo state

- One of the doctors attack by the psychiatric patient is currently in coma

- The development in the hospital has also sparked off protest by nurses while activities in the facility was also crippled

A psychiatric patient, Folorunso Olawale, at the Ondo state Neuro-Psychiatric Specialist Hospital, Akure went berserk, beat up two medical doctors and three nurses on duty.

The doctors were said to have escaped death by whiskers after the beating while the chief medical director of the hospital, Akinwumi Akinloye, has remained in coma.

Vanguard reports that the second doctor who was beat by the patient is the past CMD of the hospital, Sunday Sajo.

It was gathered that the development in the hospital sparked off protest by nurses while activities in the facility was also crippled.

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However, the permanent secretary of the Hospital Management Board, Niran Ikuomola, intervened.

Witnesses to the incident said the doctors were rescued from the grip of the patient by another patient after other staff members fled the scene.

The patient was said to have walked into a police station and told the police detective that he was one of those who murdered the daughter of the Ondo state’s former deputy governor, Khadijat Oluboyo.

However, after series of interrogation, police detectives discovered that the man was mentally unbalanced.

Olawale was later taken to the hospital where he was admitted and put under observation in the last two weeks. He later became aggressive at about 9 pm on Tuesday, August 7, when nurses were administering injections to him.

It was gathered that the patient later went berserk and began attacking the nurses on duty before Agunloye rushed to the scene of the incident. It was at this point that the patient beat up the CMD till he went into coma.

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The nurses and the past CMD of the hospital were also injured in the attack.

However, aggrieved nurses stopped work at the facilities and protested the manner at which the permanent secretary played down the threat to their lives by ordering them to return to work.

The nurses who resorted to carrying placards vowed not to return to work.

They accused Ikuomola of insensitivity to their plight and other health workers in the hospital, alleging that ordering them back to their various offices will not resolve the crisis.

Fortunately, the leadership for the health workers union rushed to the hospital frowning at the attitude of the permanent secretary.

The union also said the workers would not subscribe to the threat from the PS.

The leader of state Joint Negotiating Council, JNC, Opeyemi Oloniyo, said: “I want to believe we are not in an animal kingdom."

"We heard of the attack on some nurses and doctors of this hospital and we came to persuade the workers to go back to work this morning (yesterday).

But it is unfortunate that the Permanent Secretary just came here and ordered the workers to go back to their work without addressing the issues at hand and said we have no right to address our members," Oloniyo said.

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Meanwhile, previously reported that the prime suspect in the killing of Khadijat Oluboyo, a daughter to the former deputy governor of Ondo state said that he killed her to become rich.

Alao Adeyemi confessed to killing Khadijat with the sole purpose of becoming rich within a period of seven days.

The suspect, a son of a bricklayer, Alhaji Alani Alao, who hails from Osun state buried the deceased in a grave he dug in his bedroom, and slept on the decomposing corpse for six days before he was found out.

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