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Patient attacks nurse

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THE NURSES’ union was up in arms on Tuesday after a patient beat up one of their members at Limassol general hospital.

The union said the assault against the female nurse happened in the morning.

The incident has been reported to police, the union said, as it urged authorities to turn their attention to the matter, which undermines the provision of health care.

It was the second such incident inside two weeks.

Late in July, a male nurse working at Larnaca general hospital filed a complained against a police officer who allegedly punched him in the face.

The officer who was off duty, had gone to the emergency room with his wife and four-year-old son, asking for an ear, nose, and throat doctor to examine the child.

When the nurse told him that he would have to see the doctor on duty instead of an ENT specialist, the officer allegedly got angry and punched him in the face.

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