For a cigarette, 5 people assault a security guard in Zarqa Hospital

Jordan

Published: 2017-12-24 09:58

Last Updated: 2017-12-24 11:37


Smoking is not allowed in public places in Jordan including hospitals
Smoking is not allowed in public places in Jordan including hospitals
Roya News Source

A security guard at Zarqa government hospital was injured on Saturday evening after five people attacked him while on duty.

"They attacked him for enforcing the no-smoking regulations inside the hospital as well as their attempt to visit a patient outside the visiting hours," General Director of Zarqa government hospital said.

Zureikat pointed out that the hospital administration and employee filed a formal complaint to the security authorities and the administrative governor, including physical injuries to the employee and the damage of the main door of the hospital, adding that the health condition of the employee is stable.

He also confirmed that security forces were able to arrest the aggressors and started investigating the incident.

The Legal Committee in the House of Representatives recently approved the amendment of the law of assaulting public employees while on duty to become a fine from (100-300) JDs instead of a fine from (10 - 50) JDs.