The Lagos State Government has launched an investigation into the unethical behaviour of the Doren Specialist Hospital staff in Ajah during Rico Swavey’s final moments.
Patrick Fakoya, also known as Rico, was hurt horribly in an accident on Wednesday. On Thursday, he passed away from his injuries.
One of the on-duty nurses recorded the former Big Brother Naija housemate as he fought for his life.
The nurses can be heard chatting after an unconscious Rico was put on oxygen while sitting in a chair. They were urged to carry Rico to the bed by one.
“You people should stop making the video. Somebody is dying, you people are making video”, she scolded her colleagues.
The footage sparked anger on social media, with members of the public demanding a probe. Some share similar experiences of negligence in Nigerian hospitals.
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.