Patient Was Dumped by Maryland Hospital in Freezing Cold in US
A Shocking and heartwarming incident of Hospital negligence came to light in the United States of America, in which a patient was left to die in a freezing cold by the staffs of Baltimore’s Maryland Hospital. According to the patient’s mother, she is a deaf.
The ladies patient has been identified as Rebecca, who was noticed by a passerby Imamu Bakara, who captured the whole incident of Rebecca, how was she struggling to save herself in a freezing cold, with merely wearing a think Hospital Gown, not even her underwear. READ | ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ is Ali Abbas Zafar’s Second film to enter the coveted Rs 300 crore club
Bypassed, Imamu Bakara can be seen and heard in the video asking, four Hospital staffs, leaving her on the streat in the midnight and returning back to the Hospital. When Bakara confronted the guards and asked about the Supervisor, they replied, she was medically cleared.
Passerby Imamu Bakara Dialed 911
When Maryland Hospital staff did not comply his request, Imamu Bakara dialed 911, and waited on the spot till the help not arrived. Imamu Bakara appeared to be a Psychotherapist in the Baltimore City.
After dialing helpline number, an Ambulance arrived and took her back the same Maryland Hosptial, who has been accused of dumping her on the pavement. READ | Critics’ Choice Award 2018, Take a Glimpse of All Stars
Rebecca’s mother, who introduced herself as Cheryl says, “I didn’t even know that it was my daughter initially,” she said. “As he got close enough, I saw it was her and I got hysterical because in that moment, it was sheer fear that my daughter was going to die. I still haven’t watched all of the videos.”
Patient’s Mother was not allowed to Visit Her
According to Cheryl, Rebecca was diagnosed with mental illness — bipolar schizoaffective disorder — when she was 16 years old, and also has Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism. Rebecca lived in a residential youth program called Pathways from the time she turned 18 until Christmas Eve, when she was discharged for not taking her medication.
After watching the video, when she had gone to visit her daughter, she found the Maryland Hospital not helpful and they laughed at her. What she told them she is my daughter. Cheryl quoted as saying, ‘That’s my daughter in the video and I just need to find out if she’s in the hospital,’ they laughed at me.” READ | 12 Bollywood Casting Couch Stories, It’s Shocking, You Must Read
Patient Dumping Video goes Viral in No time
This incident of dumping a patient in the midnight’s video has gone viral in no time and sparked an outrage throughout the US. If we talk about the law, the Maryland Hospital violated 1986 Federal Law, which says,it’s mandatory to care the patient in the safe environment.
The incident drew not only national but also international, the incident of patient dumping started reporting about a decade ago when the city of Los Angeles began a crackdown on patient dumping after dozens of incidents there, particularly along Skid Row, where many of the city’s homeless people live. The city has imposed millions of dollars in fines on hospitals for the practice.
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