The nurses at the Federal Medical Center, Owo, Ondo State on Monday staged a protest on the premises of the hospital over the alleged beating of their partners by some relatives of a deceased patient.
Aso Naija gathered that the relatives of the dead patient, who was brought to the hospital on Saturday, stormed the ward where the patient died on Sunday, beating the nurses on duty and blaming them for the death of the patient.
The patient was said to have passed away as a result of an ailment presumed to be coronavirus disease.
Expressing their dissatisfaction over the attack on their colleagues, the FMC nurses renounced their duty posts on Monday to protest, chanting various solidarity songs.
The leader of the protesters, Mr. Segun Francis said the protest was to show their grievance on the matter to the management of the federal government-owned hospital.
Francis said, “We organized the protest to assert our displeasure over the attack on our colleagues on duty yesterday. When the patient died, the relatives came to the ward and started beating the nurses on duty. They were being pulled on the floor. Two of the nurses were seriously injured. They have been admitted to the hospital now.
“What we need is for the management to take duty on the felon to serve as a catch to others. What transpired to our colleagues can occur to any other staff in the odds.”