A video that reportedly shows a woman being left outside of a Baltimore emergency center has gone viral.
On the 10th of January, employees of the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore were caught on camera by a passer-by, as they wheeled a patient to a nearby bus stop, and left her there, wearing nothing but a hospital gown and socks.
Getting nowhere with the staff, Baraka made his way over to the bus stop to check on the woman. The woman appears disoriented and is in obvious distress.
The bystander called an ambulance, which picked up the woman.
Although they didn't give details about the incident, hospital spokeswoman Kelly Swan released a statement to 11 News saying officials share the shock and disappointment of those who have seen the video.
Baraka said it was clear to him that the woman, who could not speak, was mentally ill and in serious trouble. Mohan said she received proper care while in the hospital and that the incident happened after discharge. Baraka asks, noting the temperatures were in the 30s.
Authorities arrived; Baraka said that they ended up taking her back to the same hospital that dumped her.
Dr. Mohan Suntha the hospital's CEO apologized on Wednesday and said the hospital failed to demonstrate'basic humanity and compassion
"This unfortunate event is not representative of our patient-centered mission", the statement said.
It is not immediately clear if the woman in the video is homeless or uninsured.
So he began shooting the video that shows a woman dressed in a gown and socks near the bus stop outside the hospital on the outskirts of Mount Vernon as what looks like four security guards, one with a wheelchair, walk away.
The man who shot the video on his cell phone repeatedly asks the people in uniform why they're leaving the woman on the street and his demands that they call police are ignored. "I was like, 'Dang, that's the lady I saw in the hospital, '" Wise said.
But a video from a student at the University of Maryland Medical Center depicts just that, despite the patient clearly needing medical attention. One of the security workers responds that he is the supervisor. But she does scream, and her breath condenses in the cold air in front of her.
The video, which was posted on Facebook, set off an avalanche of online fury and disbelief as people called out the hospital staff for their uncaring, heartless attitude toward patients. " 'UMMC will be known for providing high value and compassionate care, improving health in Maryland and beyond, educating future health care leaders and discovering innovative ways to advance medicine worldwide.' You can do better".
"I was like you've got to be kidding me". 'You can do better.