10 staff assaulted by patients’ relatives in one month, says UITH
The University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) has said over 10 healthcare providers in the hospital were assaulted by patients’ relatives in the last one-month.
UITH’s head of Corporate Affairs, Mrs. Elizabeth Ajiboye who disclosed this, explained that such attacks were unprovoked. She urged patients’ relatives with complaints to always channel through the SERVICOM unit of the hospital, stressing that the platform remains the universal approach to voice displeasure over any issues.
She pledged more proactive ways of handling of cases, adding that the hospital may soonest resort to prosecution of such cases if not stopped.
Ajiboye said: “ Management strongly frowns on this and cannot tolerate any of such harassments and assaults from anyone. In as much as doctors or healthcare providers have sworn to oaths to preserve lives, their own lives too should not be endangered in discharging their duties. The Management may be forced to henceforth use all the legal means available to protect lives and properties of all the hospital staff.
“Utmost care and respect for one another should be a symbiotic relationship. We once again reiterate our commitment to delivery of quality healthcare to our patients while we covet their unalloyed cooperation.”