An employee at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Sinkor, Monrovia has been dismissed and handed over to the police for allegedly attempting to sexually abuse a female patient, the Daily Observer has learned.
The management of the JFK Hospital said it dismissed Emmet Rogers for “attempted sexual assault” on a patient admitted at the hospital.
The hospital management said it launched a preliminary investigation into the alleged attempted assault and has since forwarded the matter to the police for further investigation.
Liberia National Police (LNP) spokesman Sam Collins could neither confirm nor deny whether or not police have arrested the accused. However, the JFK management said it will submit copies of its findings and the patient’s medical report to the (LNP) to assist in its probe of the incident.
While doing his routine duty as a dietary (cook) staff on Friday, June 10, at about 11:30 p.m., Rogers who had reportedly entered the patient’s (name withheld) room to clear dirty dishes, subsequently attempted to rape the patient. He was reportedly caught red-handed by a nurse on duty.
The JFK management has meanwhile reassured the public that it is doing everything possible to weed out what it called “bad apples” within its system. The management believes that the attempted sexual assault only points to the enormity of challenges facing every sector of the society, including the health sector.
“The JFK management has already met with the family of the patient and are working together to press charges against the dismissed employee,” the hospital said in a statement.
The latest report this newspaper obtained late last night was that the hospital has discharged the patient, who was declared “fit and sound.”
JFK Medical Center (JFKMC) is a 498-bed full-service, acute care hospital, and the home of the JFK Johnson Rehabilitative Institute. Located in Sinkor, Monrovia, JFKMC is an affiliate of JFK Health System.