MAYHEM RULES Suicides, nurses beaten at Ingutsheni as sedative drugs run out
INGUTSHENI Central Hospital in Bulawayo has run out of sedative drugs, which are important in suppressing violent behaviour in psychiatric patients.
Staff at the hospital said last week, two nurses were beaten up by patients who are not being given drugs to calm them.
“There are no drugs to sedate the mentally ill patients at the hospital. Matrons are forcing nurses to work under these conditions and threatening to dismiss them if they don’t comply.
“Last week two nurses were beaten up by violent patients and the matter was swept under the carpet. The limited tranquilisers that are available have expired