Suspension of work at Derna hospital due to repeated attacks on staff

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Suspension of work at Derna hospital due to repeated attacks on staff

August 25, 2020 - 12:44
Written by: RabiaGolden

Doctors at the Al-Wahda Teaching Hospital in Derna on Sunday announced that the hospital was suspending all work due to repeated attacks on medical personnel in the absence of any security or protection at the facility.

Local media outlets quoted a source at the Al-Wahda Hospital as confirming that the suspension of all work came after the Head of the Internal Medicine Department of the hospital, Dr. Jamal Al-Hasadi, was severely beaten by the adult son of a female patient, having been informed of a diagnosis of Coronavirus infection in his mother.

Al-Hasadi informed the patient’s son that it was not possible to admit his mother due to lack of equipment and facilities to deal with such a case, informing him of the duty of the administration to protect other patients and medical personnel who would be openly exposed to the Coronavirus.