A male psychiatric nurse in Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu, has been suspended for joking on facebook that he gave a female patient who had sympathy for President Goodluck Jonathan during the just concluded presidential election injection to make her sleep after she expressed her sadness about the election results.
The nurse, Alozie Ejimadu(pictured) who obviously had sympathy for the All Progressive Congress candidate, Major General Muhammadu Buhari(retd.) made the joke on his facebook page.
The post: “The announcement of presidential election has reached its crescendo to the point that one of my patient was crying saying that she is not happy because Jona failed election, I didn’t hasitate(sic) to silence her with injection Paraldehyde 10 ml stat, I’m chlorpromazine 150 mg and iv diazepam 20 mg stat. At least this will keep her sleeping till tomorrow when the final result must have been announced. Imagine her committing sacrilage(sic) by her utterances… God forbid that Buhari wins this election..Anybody who dare(sic) think like my patient will certainly receive a double of the injection I gave my patient…ARA GBAKA KWA NDI ARA AHU…”
However OrijoReporter was told that Alozie’s joke turned a costly one after a non-governmental organization, Centre for the Right of Psychiatric Patients, petitioned the board chairman of the hospital over the incident, alleging that Alozie injected a patient with unprescribed sleeping injection during the March 28 presidential election because the patient shouted that she was not happy that Jonathan failed.
The NGO also complained about Alozie’s post on his facebook page over the fabricated incident.
“His activities as was posted on facebook by himself is a gross violation and abuse of the rights of a psychiatric patient.
“Mr. Alozie’s activity is unbecoming of a psychiatric nurse in whose care a patient is left. We demand the hospital to immediately remove him from the clinical area and suspend him to identify the patient and assess possible damage to the patient,” Centre for the Right of Psychiatric Patients wrote in the petition.
Alozie who is a union leader in Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital was last week suspended for three months by the hospital for bringing medical profession into disrepute following his comment.
However in a recent post, Alozie denied the unprofessional conduct saying it was a “fiction”.
He said, “I Comrade Ejimadu Alozie wish to state ones again that what was written on the 30th of March, 2015 is fiction and imagination of mine. I wish you see it as one of those creative intuition. Thanks for your understanding. I love you all..”