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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Doctor Who Slapped Me As A Nurse 25 Years Ago Now Works Under Me As A Doctor After I Promised Him That He Will Work Under Me One Day – Doctor Bosah

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Karma is real, they say what goes round comes round. A promise that was made 25 years ago has finally manifested after a female nurse was slapped by a male doctor in a quarrel 25 years ago, she promised to become his superior someday, presently the nurse is now a chief surgeon and she just found out that the doctor was transferred to the hospital where she works.

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“I have always delivered speeches to nurses and my favourite speech is telling them not to allow any doctor’s bully to get to them, it should be a motivating factor for them, no matter what hospital you work in Nigerian, nurses are always at the mercies of doctors, they never receive the credit of the work they do.


I was a young nurse at general hospital Onitsha, we (nurses) receive bullies from doctors, back then the nurse profession was still suffering so nurses were never taking seriously, we never had a voice and not considered during their decision making, we even received bullies from our matrons (higher nurses).


There was a particular resident doctor that was always on my case, Dr Philip bullied all the nurses but it seemed like he received more joy in bullying me, when I grew tired of his troubles, I challenged him one day, during the heated famous brawl in that hospital that gathered the hospital staff and even patients, he slapped me and I immediately returned the slap.


The doctor made sure I left the hospital but before I left, I made a promise to him that I must become a doctor some day and he will work under me. I went back and applied for med school, I finished and moved to Abuja with my husband and started working with National Hospital some years ago and rose to the position of chief surgeon, Abuja. Fast forward to present… I met Doctor Philip in National Hospital; he was putting on a doctor’s overall, I could barely remember him if not for that popular quarrel in that hospital.


I approached him and we greeted, I asked him what brought him here, he told me he was just transferred last week, he asked me the same question and I told him that I work here as the chief surgeon, that look on his face was priceless, when he thought I could never be better than him, now am a resident doctor while he was just transferred last week.


I just smiled because if it wasn’t for his troubles, I couldn’t have made this progress in life, who knows I could still be a nurse somewhere in Onitsha. Never let bullies get through you in life, let them be a transforming tools in your life”.





3 comments:

  1. Mehn, after 25 years OP's hand will be itching to deliver a back to sender grin


    The 25 years of pent up anger that is loaded in the revenge slap will send him to the world beyond.

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  2. Chaii...the doctor must be so ashamed, don't why literate people behave like illiterates.

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