The healthcare facility where Rico Swavey was rushed to after he was involved in an accident, Doren Hospital have finally given a detailed narration of what happened with the late Rico Swavey, after being called out for negligence.
The hospital has been receiving heavy backlash on social media over the way it’s nurses’ allegedly treated the reality TV star after he was admitted in their emergency unit.
Reacting to the criticisms, Doren Hospital have now released an official statement detailing what they claimed truly happened.
Titled ‘INCIDENCE REPORT ON AN RTA CASE BROUGHT TO DOREN SPECIALIST HOSPITAL ON TUESDAY 11TH OCTOBER, 2022 AT 1:45AM’, the statement claimed that an “unknown patient” was brought in bleeding and “smelling of alcohol”, and bleeding from his ear, nose and mouth, depicting that he had internal bleeding.
They immediately administered oxygen on him, stabilized his blood pressure, and administered drip on him before proceeding to refer him to another hospital.
Doren Hospital said they tried to contact Rico’s family to inform them of his condition and reached a woman who rushed down to the hospital.
Speaking on the viral video of Rico being filmed, Doren Hospital claimed the nurses were telling the good Samaritan to assist in carrying Rico to the ambulance but he was busy filming a video as proof to exonerate himself in case anything happens to Rico Swavey.
The statement read in part, “Efforts were made to trace his family and one female friend of his (Miss Ify Helen Eze, phone no- 070**) came into the facility to see him. She and the good Samaritan who brought the patient were 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 two 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 persuade 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 the patient was currently hospitalised and receiving care in Evercare Hospital. 72 hours after the referral from Doren Specialist Hospital, we were shocked to hear that the young man had passed on. Doren and its staff empathise with the family of the deceased.”
The hospital also disclosed that it was currently working with the Lagos State Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency to investigate the real source of the video.
Read the full statement below;