“Our staff didn’t record the video” of Rico Swavey – Doren Hospital
In the statement, Doren Hospital noted that although late reality TV show star, Patrick Fakoya, was admitted into the emergency care unit of the hospital, medical staff administered first aid, and the good Samaritans who brought him in were told of the severity of the situation and the need for urgent neurosurgeon review.
It further said that it immediately referred the former BBNaija ex- housemate to Evercare Hospital also in Lekki.
According to the statement, a detailed referral letter was written and given to the relations who reluctantly received the letter after much persuasion.
“Before leaving the hospital, one Mrs. Ify Helen Eze and a good Samaritan who brought in the victim decided to make a video to exonerate themselves from being implicated as being responsible for the patient’s condition.
“Rico Swavey was brought in unconscious with Glasgow comma of 3/15 smelling of alcohol, implying that he was drunk at the time of the accident.
“A review of the photograph and video of Rico’s car at the scene of the accident showed that he was probably drunk when he rammed into the median on the major road,” the statement read
Doren Hospital released the statement to address the viral video which captured Rico Swavey in his unconscious state.
The video which has since generated widespread condemnation and heated reactions from netizens who also took turns sharing their ugly experiences at various other hospitals including Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) and various General Hospitals in the state.
In the video, it was observed that the nurses were attempting to carry Rico Swavey on a bed in his unconscious state when someone recorded the video. But since its release, Doren Hospital had come under severe attack in several social media communities.