Jakarta – Surabaya Police arrested the former male nurse from National Hospital accused of sexual harassment towards a female patient. The suspect with the initial `J` was fired by hospital management yesterday.
“He was arrested this morning at 05:10 am,” said Surabaya Police spokeswoman Comr. Lily Djafar on Friday, January 26. J was arrested while he attempted to avoid police at a hotel in Surabaya.
A video that shows a female patient sitting in a hospital bed getting angry towards a male nurse went viral on social media. The patient was visibly shaken while she scolded a male nurse standing in front of her. The patient said that she was a victim of sexual assault done by the nurse while she was still under the influence of the drugs given to her following a surgery.
The victim is the wife of attorney Yudi Wibowo Sukinto, a lawyer known nationwide when he assisted the infamous murder case involving Jessica Kumala Wongso. Yudi filed a police report against the nurse.
National Hospital management stated that it has dishonorably fired the nurse responsible for the sexual harassment. They concurred that J had violated the ethical code of his profession.
“National Hospital management apologizes for the ethical violation by a nurse in our hospital. We deeply offer our sincere apologies for the patient and her family,” said Surabaya National Hospital head nurse Jenny Firsarina during a press conference.