Man who aided hospital patient discharged in gown shocked

Man who aided hospital patient discharged in gown shocked

Man who aided hospital patient discharged in gown shocked

He says hospital officials are working on an extensive internal review. As the man approaches her, four people wearing uniforms walk away from her while pushing an empty wheelchair.

Of those who brought her outdoors, he said: "I asked them three times, I asked them specifically, 'Are you going to leave this lady out here like this?' They kept walking".

A still image taken from video shows a woman discharged from a Baltimore hospital wearing only a gown and socks on a cold winter's night.

One of the uniformed personnel, who identifies himself as a supervisor, replies that she was "medically cleared and discharged". The man made a decision to approach the distressed woman in order to question her, but all that he could get from her was a low-pitch scream. Baraka also said that the woman must have been discharged or kicked out of the medical institutions since all of her belongings, including her clothes, were carefully wrapped in plastic bags and placed near her in the bus stop.

"While there are many circumstances of this patient's case that we can not address publicly, in the end we clearly failed to fulfill our mission with this patient, no matter the circumstances of her case or the quality of the clinical care we provided in the hospital (which is not depicted in the video)".

Hospital spokeswoman Kelly Swan, in a statement obtained by HuffPost on Thursday, confirmed that the woman was a patient there and said the hospital is investigating the incident, which "is not representative of our patient-centered mission".

Said Suntha, "We do not believe that what occurred Tuesday night in any way defines who we are as an organization".

Imamu Baraka, identified in local reports as the person who sought to help the woman, told The Associated Press he was so angry he made a decision to record Tuesday night's events on cellphone video, fearing no one would believe him if he reported a woman being left at a bus stop like that.

Rebuffed, he said, he then went and tried to help the woman shelter in the bus stop while calling 911 for an ambulance.

The movie that inflamed the public opinion was originally posted on the Facebook account belonging to Imamu Baraka, a Doctor of Health Administration student, before being shared on countless other social media platforms.