Rico Swavey may have died due to negligence – Report

The Lagos State Government has initiated an inquiry into the unethical conduct by the staff of the Doren Specialist Hospital in Ajah, following the death of Patrick Fakoya, popularly known as Rico Swavey.

 

Rico Swavey was involved in a ghastly accident on Wednesday. He succumbed to death on Thursday.

 

During Rico Swavey’s last moments, he was filmed by one of the nurses on duty as he battled for life – After an unconscious Rico was placed on oxygen while on a chair, the nurses can be heard chatting. One urged them to carry Rico onto the bed.

 

“You people should stop making the video. Somebody is dying, you people are making video”, she scolded her colleagues.

 

The 30-second video footage sparked anger on social media, with members of the public demanding a probe. Some share similar experiences of negligence in Nigerian hospitals.

 

 

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Reacting to the video, a marketing strategist, Samuel Atigba, condemned the action of the nurses.

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Using his verified Twitter handle, @SamuelOtigba, he wrote, “Anytime I watch that video of the nurses joking, laughing and making needless videos of Rico for social media instead of giving him the necessary urgent attention needed to save his life, my heart breaks over again cause he could have survived. RIP Rico.”

 

A director, Egai Eti, wrote, “This hospital should be closed and the license of those nurses should be seized.”

 

The Lagos state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, said the state government had commenced investigation.

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He said, “That hospital is not a government hospital; we have started an investigation into the unprofessional conducts of those who appeared in that video.”

 

Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, announced that the authorities had commenced an investigation.

 

“That hospital is not a government hospital; we have started an investigation into the unprofessional conducts of those who appeared in that video,” Omotoso said.

 

More on Doren Specialist Hospital in Ajah

A fellow ex-housemate in Big Brother Naija, Angel shared her experience on Doren Specialist Hospital located in Ajah.

 

According to the reality star, she was also taken to the hospital unconscious and it was a terrible experience for her.

 

She tweeted;

Gonna speak on this because when I was unconscious at home, my friend rushed me here and let me tell y’all something, it was terrible. Nobody should be going to Doren in Ajah

I felt terrible for at least a week, only God knows what type of drugs they gave me I could’ve gone to meet kobe true true

 

My grandmother and mother bundled me to another hospital, 0/10 lmfaooo and they wanted my granny to sign that if anything happened to me, it was on us not them lmfaooo

 

Honestly thank God lmfaooo, even common icu they should have taken me into, they didn’t do, left me in the same area I think they left Rico in from what I’m hearing

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