A Nigerian nurse identified by her Facebook username as Ubangha Blessing Ubi has refuted viral claims that health officials left Rico Swavey unattended while making videos.
Social media was thrown into a frenzy on Friday morning after a video which argued that nurses left Rico Swavey battling for his life while they laughed and made videos emerged.
Recall Rico Swavey was announced dead on Thursday.
This triggered rage and uproars among netizens who began blasting Nigerian nurses while accusing them of unprofessionalism.
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In reaction to this, Blessing Ubi who claimed to have worked in the hospital (Doren Specialist Hospital in Ajah) said the stories being circulated are not completely true.
According to her, the nurses were the ones urging the Good Samaritan who brought Rico Swavey to the hospital to assist in taking him inside and stop filming.
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She added that the laughter heard in the background of the clip came from the security men not nurses.
The nurse further called on the media to change the narrative and give an accurate account of what happened as she lamented how the good deeds of Nigerian nurses are always swept under the carpet while lies trends faster.
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Dear Instablog9ja Gistloversgram Gistloversgram YabaLeftOnline how exactly do you report and repost lies? Why trying to tarnish the images of people who are trying to help the sick?
¶As usual, the good we do as Nurses hardly trends, only the supposed lies trends faster.
¶And if I had not worked here, or personally known the persons involved, I’d have been made to believe the lies.
¶It’s very obvious in this video that the Nurse was asking the supposed good Samaritan to stop making videos and assist in moving the said patient to the bed for proper care.
¶Please, bring down these videos or say the exact thing and stop misleading the public. Allow us mourn the dead in peace…
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