Ondo Doctor, Nurse cheat death as man beats them with cutlass

A yet-to-be-identified driver has allegedly attacked medical workers at the Mother and Child Hospital, Akure, the Ondo State capital after his son died.

It was gathered that the man went haywire when his son passed on in the hospital.

He was said to have  beaten a doctor and nurse on duty with cutlass and chased other medics, blaming the staff of the hospital for death of the 5year-old boy.

The attack on the medical workers paralysed all activities in the government-owned  hospital for several hours.

After beating the medical practitioners, it was gathered that the angry man allegedly left the hospital with the remains of the deceased.

A source said the matter was reported at the ‘B’ Division Police Station, Akure, but saying the police could not arrest the attacker.

The source narrated, ” The man and his wife suddenly rushed in their sick child into the emergency ward with a cry for help in order to save his life who was almost at a point of death.

“Immediately the man came in with the child, all the nurses on duty came to his rescue and the child was admitted and was put on life support.  The father of the child was later told to pay the sum of N8,000 but unfortunately during that process the child gave up.

“When he was informed that the boy was dead, he angrily rushed into his car and brought out a cutlass which he used to beat a nurse and a doctor on duty. He was really mad. So everyone on duty had to run for safety.”

The Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, said she was yet to be briefed about the incident.