A father has stabbed a nurse at the Sapele Central Hospital in Delta State, Nigeria alleging that the staff at the hospital was responsible for the death of his son.
The aggrieved father, who is now in custody of the police, vowed to kill one of the health workers when he was given the news of his son’s death, Sahara Reporters reports.
Sources at the hospital said the son’s health had deteriorated before he was brought to the hospital.
However, the child was stabilised and admitted but the case got worse and the child died eventually.
The source said,
“The baby was brought in with a bad health condition. The accident and emergency unit resuscitated and admitted him to the children ward.
“The doctors there reviewed the case and commenced medication. Being that the condition was already very bad, maybe the father expected a miraculous recovery, but the condition deteriorated further and the baby died.
“The child’s father was angry that the doctors and nurses could not save him. He threatened that anybody he saw would die with the child. He saw one of the nurses inside the ward and attacked her.
“He first gave the nurse a headbutt and the lady fell. He beat her up and brought out an object. He attempted to stab her in the neck, but the lady dodged it and the object landed on her ear and almost cut it off.
“When people raised the alarm, he rushed back to the children ward and fled with the baby’s corpse. The management of the hospital reported to the police.”