Drama as Aro psychiatric patients bite doctor, nurses during protest over ‘poor treatment’

Doctors seek FG

Confusion at the Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, when patients in the hospital protested what they described as the ‘poor treatments’ they are subjected to by management of the facility.

It was gathered that a psychiatric doctor, whose identity is yet-to-be ascertained, and three nurses escaped being killed by the protesting patients.

But the doctor suffered teeth bites.

Frightenly, the violent protest took staff of the health facility by surprise, and lasted for over two hours.

Later, police operatives from the Lafenwa Divisional Headquarters intervened and brought the situation under control.

Their anger

Furthermore, it was gathered that the patients were protesting poor feeding, poor sanitary system, as well as absence of alternative electricity supply, anytime the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company, IBEDC, cuts power supply.

Some relatives of the patients, who spoke with newsmen, said the matter had been on for a while before some of the patients resorted to protesting the situation.

They said it was the result lack of solutions to the problems.

Cost of treatment

A female relative of one of the patients, who pleaded anonymity, said the least amount being paid by each of the patients ranges from N500,000 to N700,000.