Doctor and nurse attacked in Kuwait hospital

August 21, 2015

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Four Kuwaiti relatives have attacked a doctor and a male nurse in Kuwait and the incident renewed calls for a stricter application of the law and the adoption of new ways to deal with antagonistic behaviour. The attack occurred at the Adan Hospital in Al Ahmadi in southern Kuwait after the patient who was being treated at the orthopaedic department was referred by his Kuwaiti doctor to the radiology department.

However, when he reportedly walked into the emergency department, a Syrian male nurse informed him he was at the wrong place and that he should go to the radiology department, Kuwaiti daily Al Qabas reported. The patient reacted angrily following which a verbal argument ensued between the patient and the nurse resulting in the patient and his companions beating up the Syrian paramedic.

As a doctor came out of the room to check the reason for the chaos, the four Kuwaitis attacked him, fracturing one of his fingers. The nurse sustained deep wounds on the head, the daily said. Doctors, paramedics and people at the hospital tried to intercede and put an end to the aggression,

but the attackers were relentless until they fled the hospital, The police were able to identify the patient after checking hospital records and summoned him for investigation. The other three Kuwaitis will also be called in for questioning, security sources told the daily.

Source : Gulf News


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