A nurse identified as Eme Bassey who is attached to a Primary Healthcare Centre at Mayne Avenue, #Calabar, Cross River State, has been suspended alongside some other staff for assaulting a pregnant lady who rushed to the facility on Friday evening.
According to reports, rather than attending to the lady, they demanded N20,000 and later pushed her out because she couldn’t afford the fee, despite her labour pains.
The nurse also allegedly used mop stick to beat the lady, claiming that she bit her hand.
Left with no other choice, the lady eventually went to the grass in front of the facility, where she struggled on her own to deliver the baby.
Seeing what happened, some angry youth of the community later went into the PHC to drag the nurse out and it was then she unwillingly came out to help the woman deliver her placenta and finally let her into the facility.
Later on, the case was reported to the Director General of Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Betta Edu, who suspended all the staff involved and said they would all face tough sanctions.