NMA demands justice over alleged assault on medical officer


The Chairman, Nigeria Medical Association, Bauchi State chapter, Dr. Adamu Sambo, has demanded Justice over the alleged recent assault on a principal Medical Officer in Misau General Hospital of the state

Sambo on Wednesday told newsmen that the attack was on Dr. Mohammed Sani, the officer-in-charge of the facility for over four years.

He said the officer was attacked on the 8th of July, 2022 by a patient’s relative with an axe following a medical procedure on a pregnant woman.

Sambo said although the officer did not fully participate in the medical process of the patient in view, he sustained injuries and a fracture following the incident.

He said the suspect was apprehended and is presently in the custody of the Nigerian police.

The chairman also condemned an online publication challenging the capacity of Dr. Mohammed Sani.

He said the publication undermined the commitment of the state government to the health sector reform and the Memorandum of Understanding signed between Bauchi State Government and ATBUTH on rural posting.

“A patient was in labour and was brought into the general hospital from a private clinic.

“She was exhausted that she had no maternal energy to push for normal delivery.

“The patient was also presented with eclampsia, a condition that could result in bleeding.

“However, a team of doctors on rural posting from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital decided to deliver her using force help; this was conducted; the baby was delivered alive but with minor bruises.

“Surgery was also conducted by the same doctors to ascertain findings behind the persistence in bleeding which was negative.

“The patient was referred to the Federal Medical Centre Azare for onward medical attention,” he said.

He acknowledged that the patient was responding to treatment at the time of speaking to the press.

The NMA chairman encouraged the general public to be patient with medical practitioners and not to take laws into their hands.



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