Group wants Abuja doctor investigated for allegedly slapping nurse


The management of the National Hospital Abuja has set up a panel to look into an allegation of assault levelled against a medical doctor, Atinko-Sunday Ikeya.

The spokesperson for the hospital, Dr Tayo Haastrup, disclosed this in a text message to PUNCH Metro.

The FCT chapter of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives last Friday demanded justice after Ikeya allegedly slapped a nurse, Ebalu Marvis.

The Chairman of the association, Deborah Yusuf, while briefing journalists in Abuja, alleged that Ikeya, of the same hospital, assaulted Marvis while she was going about her duties at the hospital.

Yusuf alleged that on June 13, Ikeya disregarded the medical and professional code of conduct and “physically and verbally assaulted the nurse working as a colleague with him at the hospital.”

According to the chairman, the accused medical doctor insisted that the nurse must leave a patient she was attending to and dress the wound of another patient in the female medical ward.

She stated that her explanation to the doctor that she was attending to a patient on Naso Gastric tube feeding fell on deaf ears.


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