Story By: Elena Kalioglo, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
Video Credit: CEN/MRPL CITY
A man who checked himself into hospital and demanded a bed while his house was being renovated smashed up a ward when doctors tried to throw him out.
The incident happened at the Mariupol City Hospital No. 1 in the city of Mariupol which is in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region, where the man turned up complaining of stomach pains and demanded a bed.
He was admitted to various departments as he complained of different illnesses from 3rd September which meant he could stay in hospital for a week, but when doctors finally discharged him after they could find nothing wrong with him, he became violent and threatened that the medics would “regret their actions”.
And he reportedly did his best to make sure they did, returning frequently to the hospital to threaten doctors, resulting in police being called, and even when he was arrested at some stage, he was subsequently released, and then he just went back to the hospital.
On other occasions he left before police arrived, and when the officers left, he returned, threatening staff and smashing up property, as seen in this video.
The head doctor of Ward 1, Larisa Mamaeva, said the man was noisy and threatened staff and interfered in the work of the department. Doctors told local media the man’s house was being renovated.
She added: “Before that, he was lying in GB No. 2 with a reported head injury, and he was discharged. But the man decided that he still needed to go to hospital and turned to GB No. 5, where the doctor prescribed him treatment. Again he was discharged and then he called an ambulance and was hospitalised again, we did an MRI, but again nothing. We later found out that he was intending to stay in hospital indefinitely, telling one of the doctors ‘As long as I want, I will lie here’.”
She said he also added: “If you refuse me, you will regret it.”
Police confirmed that a criminal case has been opened against him in the central department, and that his mental state was being checked and if he was found to be liable, it would be prosecuted and could face up to three years in jail.
Ironically it means that as a result, at the moment, the man has got his wish and is back in hospital, after a psychiatric team gave him a sedative in order to calm him down and allow experts to assess him.”
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