Doren specialist hospital, where the late BBNaija star Patrick Fakoya aka Rico Swavey, initially rushed to after the car accident that claimed his life, has reacted to allegations of negligence on the part of its staff, following a viral video that was shared online.
The hospital in its defense, claimed that Rico had been brought in reeking of alcohol and all due protocols were followed when it was discovered that he was bleeding from his head.
The hospital denied any negligence or unprofessionalism on their part as they claimed it was Rico’s friends who acted unseemingly by recording him in weakened state.
This is coming after a video went viral online that seemed to show reluctance in attending to the reality tv star. The Lagos state government had commenced an investigation into the incident to determine if there was unprofessionalism.
The hospital has now explained in a statement that the nurses had tried to complete their duties but had no aid from the friends who insisted on recording the scene.
The hospital wrote;
INCIDENCE REPORT ON AN RTA CASE BROUGHT TO DOREN SPECIALIST HOSPITAL ON TUESDAY LET OCTOBER. 2022 AT
An unknown patient, a vietim of RTA was rushed to Doren Specialist Hospital around 1:45am on Tuesday 11 October, 2022. On arriving at out gate, the seeurity personnel promptly called the nurse who reviewed and called the doctor. The doctor saw a deeply unconscious patient with Glasgow Coma Scale of 3/15, smelling of alcohol. The doctor ordered that the patient be brought into the Accident and Emergency unit where he was found to be bleeding from the ear, nose and mouth, and also vomiting copiously (mainly recently ingested meal).
The airway was cleared and suctioned, oxygen administration was commenced, Blood pressure read 130/85mmHg. Spo2 – 93% on oxygen and 85% off oxygen.
Intravenous fluid 5% Dextrose saline and 0.9% Normal saline was set up, injection Hydrocortisone and injection Diclofenae administered (the face mask, oxygen cylinder and intravenous line can be seen on the trending video on the internet).
Efforts were rade to trace his family and one female friend of his (Miss Ify Helen Eze, phone no- 07061694680) came into the facility to see him. She and the Good Samaritan who brought the patient was told of the severity of his condition and the need of urgent neurosurgical review and also the need to be referred to Evercare hospital. Miss Ify Helen Eze fainted on seeing his condition and she had to be resuscitated.
A detailed referral letter was written and given to the relations. After an initial reluctance, they accepted the letter. But before leaving the 2 of them (Miss Ify and the Good Samaritan) decided to make a video to exonerate themselves from being implicated as being responsible for the patient’s condition. Most likely Miss Ify Helen Eze and her partner (Good Samaritan) are the people who videoed and posted on social media for reasons best known to them.
Doren Nurses pleaded with them to help take the patient to the vehicle and stop videoing. At no point in time did a Doren staff video the patient or laugh. One of the nurses spoke in Hausa trying to persunde them to assist in moving the patient who has already been positioned on our stair chair ready to be moved to the vehicle, instead they kept videoing.
The following morning, our nurses reached out to Miss Ify Helen Eze to find out about the current condition of the patient and we were told patient was currently hospitalized and receiving care in Evercare Hospital.
72hours after the referral from Doren Specialist Hospital, we were shocked to hear that the young man had passed on. Doren and it staff empathize with the family of the deceased.
We have discussed with HEFAMMA, who is looking into the case and the Police it Aiwe.Aiah who have called Miss Ifs Helen Eze to confirm if she was the one who put the video on social media.
DOREN SPECIALIST HOSPITAL”
See statement below