There was a standstill at the 34 Military Hospital yesterday following the re-arrest of six medical doctors sending shivers through the spines of the rest of the medical workers.
When Awoko paid a visit to the 34 hospital, male and female military nurses could be seen standing along the corridors discussing the ugly development that had befallen the six doctors.
According to sources within the hospital, it is alleged that the mobile phones of the six doctors were taken from them so they could not communicate, while it was also alleged that they have been taken to a secluded place.
Narrating what transpired yesterday morning, a senior nursing sister, who did not, disclose her name because of fear of intimidation from her superiors disclosed that the six medical doctors were at work when they saw a Military vehicle drive into the complex.
She said Military Police personnel jumped out of the vehicles and moved over to the doctor’s common room where it was further alleged that the six had retired after they had completed their normal rounds of the various wards. Unconfirmed reports say the young medical doctors were practically bundled into the waiting vehicle. Some of the nurses could be heard expressing their disgust over the way and manner in which the doctors were being treated, while others openly voiced that they too would soon call it a day in the force and rejoin their colleagues at government hospitals.
As all of this was going on the civilian staff in the hospital were also grumbling about their conditions of service which they were not too clear about.
According to what was gathered at the hospital yesterday these civilian nurses are also demanding to know their own status, as they are alleging that they are equally qualified like those in the government circle who are now benefiting from the Presidential package.
They further complained that when they met with the top notch of the Military past Wednesday, they were told that they should complete the Public Service Forms (PSC). However, one of the civilian nurses said to Awoko, “how long would I be completing that form,” she said in an angry mood.
Defence Public Relations Officer, Col. John Milton affirmed yesterday “they were not rearrested, but it is only a military procedure that they should be investigated.” The six are: Captain Dr Luseni, Captain. Dr Paul Nabieu, Lt Dr Sorie Conteh, Lt Dr Ngevao, 2nd Lt Dr Kanu and 2nd Lt Dr Songo-Mbriwa
By Samuel John