Four nurses who were on duty at the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Hospital in Tamale were attacked by some irate youth from Changili, a suburb in the Tamale Metropolis of the Northern Region on Monday night.
According to the Northern Regional Public Relations Officer, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, the incident occurred after two young men who were at the hospital to visit a patient were asked by some nurse around to leave the ward and talk on the phone outside when it appeared their phone call was being a nuisance to patients who were on admission. The two men did not take the instructions of the nurses in good faith and rather went berserk thus, creating panic among the patients on admission at the facility.
Still feeling infuriated by the order, the young men left the hospital to rather mobilise some youth from their area and attacked the facility.
No arrests have been made so far and according to the police, the four nurses who were assaulted have been issued with police medical forms to seek medical attention while investigations were ongoing to bring the perpetrators to book.
The hospital suspended operations on Tuesday morning as a result of the attack and its board members were locked in a meeting later in the day to deliberate on the issue which is the third time; after suffering such vandalism on two previous occasions.