Botched Exam: Nurses Slam N5m Suit On Enugu Psychiatric Hospital Management

Enugu Psychiatric Hospital

Nurses on special training at the Federal Neuropsy­chiatric Hospital Enugu have slammed a N5 suit on the hospital management.

StateReporters news  had reported that the nurses, penultimate Tuesday, carried a mock coffin against the management, a situation that crippled activities in the hospital for several hours.

Trouble started after they could not write their nursing council examinations owing to the management’s alleged in­ability to forward their payment for the requisite accreditation to the nursing council and refusal to refund the alleged 600 thou­sand naira they paid.

As a follow-up to the protest, they have now filed a suit filed before the National Industri­al Court, Enugu Division, with number NICN/E/36/201. It has Obi Chibuike Otito and Amadi Chizoma as claimants, on behalf of other students.

Joined as defendants are the medical director of the hospital, Dr. Jojo Onwukwe and Dr. An­drew Orovwigho. The students are, among other reliefs, praying the court for “general/aggravat­ed damages of five million naira (N5,000,000.00) for loss of time, academic years, strictures and discomfitures.

“An order of this honourable court directing the 1st defen­dant to stay all actions aimed at imposing the 2nd defendant as the Head of Training and Re­search by ousting Dr. Bakare out of office as the current Head of Training and Research, Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital Enu­gu without due process thereby subverting and destabilising the administration and manage­ment of School of Mental Health Nursing, Federal Neuropsychi­atric Hospital Enugu, pending the hearing and determination of the substantive suit.

“An order of this honourable court directing the defendants, their cohorts, surrogates and other principal/administrative officers of the Federal Neuro­psychiatric Hospital Enugu not to foment any industrial strife, frictions or dissensions capable of causing industrial disharmo­ny or a total collapse of academic and routine labour activities at the School of Nursing, Feder­al Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu, pending the hearing and determination of the substan­tive suit. “An order restraining the defendants acting by them­selves, agents, cohorts or surro­gates from further harassment, intimidation or any sort or vic­timization of any of the plaintiffs, staff and students of the School of Mental Health Nursing, Fed­eral Neuropsychiatric Hospital Enugu, consequent upon this present suit pending the hearing and determination of the sub­stantive suit.”

The claimants told the court that the board of the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital Enu­gu or the first defendant “has no right whatsoever under any law or the institution’s organogram to alter, change, or unilaterally modify the system of administra­tion in the school.” No date has been fixed for hearing the matter.



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