The silly Nurse
My understanding of the igbo language is still very rusty but I'm able to interpret some of the sentences just by mere intutition. On this fateful saturday, while I was helping the doctor out in his consulting room, this girl was brought in by her family and they were filled with rage.
They had gone to a funeral and one thing led tot the other and three guys took turns raping her. She didn't talk about it until 3 days later.
Doctor's prescription: Retroviral screening, counselling etc.
While the doctor was emphasizing the importance of counselling. One of the nurse replied " let's just take care of her jor, the psychological trauma of rape can take care of itself". I rose my head from where I was writing and gave her the " seriously???" Look.
The culprits weren't taken to the police station from what I gathered. The family just wanted the girl to be ok and probably not pregnant. Her brother looked like he had other means of taking care of " the stuff". And the girl? She sat silently, head bowed; in shame? Depression?confusion? I can't really tell. But I know she has a very long way to go.
Sometimes, I still think about her. I wonder if she's just indifferent or probably battling with depression. I wonder.
Be a sweetheart today and drop your comments #xoxoxo#