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Medical Association Condemns Violence Against Ba Mission Hospital Doctor

The Doctor was finishing off his night shift in the morning when he got physically assaulted by a patient’s son.
22 Sep 2020 10:54
Medical Association Condemns Violence Against Ba Mission Hospital Doctor

The Fiji Medical Association (FMA) strongly condemns the act of cowardly violence that was committed against one of our Doctors at Ba Mission Hospital yesterday.

The Doctor was finishing off his night shift in the morning when he got physically assaulted by a patient’s son. He had been doing his admission before the morning handover, when the triage nurse referred a case to him.

The case had preliminary work-up done, had been deemed stable and was there for a review of an ultrasound scan.

The Doctor was blind-sided in an unprovoked attack which resulted in him falling to the floor whereby he was further kicked whilst on the ground. Despite being attacked, humiliated, and demeaned, the Doctor still carried out his duty and consulted the patient after this cowardly assault.

FMA is against all forms of violence. We are firm believers and advocates of treating our fellow human beings with respect, dignity and courtesy and such cowardly attacks against a fellow Doctor will not be taken lightly.

We understand that the Police have been informed and the matter is under investigation but we, as an organization that advocates for non-violence, will be looking at other legal avenues to bring the full brunt of the law against the perpetrator.

We know that the Fijian public in general do not condone such behavior and we will do our utmost to ensure that this incidence remains an exception as opposed to becoming the norm.

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