A Nursing Midwife stationed at the Suhum Government Hospital in the Eastern Region of Ghana got so infuriated by the “labour noise” of a pregnant woman that she decided slaps were the best solution to shut ‘her patient’ up.
The pregnant woman was reportedly bleeding profusely and in pain which necessitated her wailing, but the nurse didn’t take kindly to that and resorted to slapping the pregnant woman to shut her up as she was ‘disturbing’ the entire hospital.
The woman, [name withheld] hails from one of the towns in Suhum called her husband who was already preparing to come to the hospital to narrate the abuse she suffered at the hands of the nurse.
The husband organized and bused prominent family members to the hospital for a citizen arrest and to protest against the conduct of the nurse.
The angry family members’ who thronged the Suhum Government Hospital threatened to beat up the nurse, but the timely intervention of the security men at the hospital who brought the situation under control.
The family thereafter reported the matter to the Medical Superintendent of the Hospital, Dr. Emmanuel Ashong whose intervention calmed things down.
The development from the Medical Superintendent of the Suhum Government Hospital was confirmed to Accra FM where he indicated that an investigation has commenced into the incident. He noted that, a committee has been set up by the hospital Management to investigate, added that, after the committee comes out with its report, the management will take action against the nurse..
“When the report comes, management will ask on it. The nurse [name withheld] has applied for a leave but we are doing an investigation”.
Our sources confirmed that indeed the pregnant woman was calling for help while in pains as she was screaming in her delivery which infuriated the midwife to give her the dirty slaps.
Dr. Emmanuel Ashong described the incident as very ‘unfortunate’, according to MyNewsGH.