Doctors and nurses at the West Demerara Hospital had to scamper for cover last evening after a drunken man who was seeking medical attention and his relatives went berserk and started to attack the medical staff.
The man reportedly showed up at the hospital demanding an x-ray for injuries he claimed he sustained, but when he was told that he would have to go to another hospital because the West Demerara Hospital did not have the service available at the time, he started to bang on tables and toss the medical supplies and equipment around.
A doctor was reportedly attacked and the relatives joined in also. Other hospital staff members were forced to rush to the doctor’s aid.
Police had to be called in as the security guards at the facility could do very little to offer any help.
One medical staff at the hospital told news source that he hopes that the Health ministry will now take the security of staff of the hospital seriously.
The man and his relatives were briefly questioned by Police and allowed to seek further medical attention at the Diamond Hospital for multiple injuries.