The police in Delta State has arrested a yet-to-be-identified man for slapping a nurse identified as Angela at Okwe General Hospital, Asaba, Delta State.
The man said he acted when the nurse abandoned their relative who was in critical condition on Saturday, when policemen from B’ Division Station stormed the hospital premises.
He said, “There was no doctor around and card collection was also difficult. The nurse was delaying to attend to us and the person we brought to the hospital died. I was unable to control my anger and I slapped the nurse.”
According to him, deceased was his relative and they both worked at Toll Gate Park, Bridge Head, Asaba.
Explaining the situation, the nurse said, “As I came into the hospital in the morning, I saw a man lying down vomiting and foaming. I told them to bring the man in and his condition was critical. In fact, he was brought in almost dead.
“I quickly ran to the pharmacy to get infusion. I didn’t even ask them to pay first, breaking the protocol to attend to the man. As I came back to where I went to bring infusion, they started hitting and slapping me.
“They threatened to kill me and my child. Now, the man has been arrested and he will produce the women that dragged my hair and clothes,” she added.