The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister of State, Ramatu Tijjani-Aliyu has assured health workers in all public hospitals within the FCT of enough security following a latest bodily assault on a feminine Medical Physician by aggrieved kinfolk of a affected person.
Aliyu who described such assault because the angle of the lawlessness of residents, additionally warned that such an act will not be acceptable in all public health establishments within the nation’s capital.
The Minister made the dedication Thursday when members of the Nigerian Medical Affiliation (NMA) Abuja department protested the mob assault on a feminine Medical Physician on the Maitama District Hospital, Abuja by kinfolk of a affected person who handed on whereas beneath the care of the hospital.
“We’ll present first-grade security to all health workers within the territory as a result of your service is for humanity. We admire your persistence, we admire your understanding and the truth that you didn’t take the regulation into your arms.
“For violence in opposition to medical or health workers; male or feminine will not be even acceptable within the Federal Capital Territory or wherever else in Nigeria. This significantly won’t be a problem just for the Federal Capital Territory, you might be posted wherever as a working towards skilled.
“It is the attitude or culture of lawless of citizens, it’s unheard of. But I want to appeal to you all that we feel your pains, we understand your fears and you will be protected. And I want you to know that you will receive the first-grade protection and security you need in every hospital in the FCT,” she assured.
Earlier, NMA Chairman, Abuja department, Philips Ekpe expressed dismay over the way health workers are being assaulted in public hospitals throughout the territory whereas finishing up their lawful duties.
Ekpe stated the Affiliation has condemned in robust phrases the recurrent and frequent abuse, assault, molestation and risk to the life of docs and different health workers within the FCT hospitals by sufferers and kinfolk.
In keeping with him, “a handful of patients’ relatives have developed a penchant for taking laws into their hands whenever they are dissatisfied about outcomes or clinical management is at variance with perceived misconceptions”.
He assured members that the management of NMA will use by any means means inside their disposal to assist and defend health workers till justice is served to assaulted members.