A video of a barely-clothed woman being placed at a bus stop by hospital workers in Baltimore is now going viral, calling attention to a controversial practice nicknamed “patient dumping.” Sparking widespread outrage, the footage has many questioning the hospital’s policies.
“So wait, y’all just going to leave this lady out here with no clothes on?” Imamu Baraka, who shot the footage, can be heard asking in the Facebook post, which has since received more than 16,000 reactions and has been shared more than 40,000 times. The video, which has been viewed more than a million times, depicts the woman in a hospital gown — she is barely able to speak and appears to be injured.
“I just witnessed this with my own eyes,” writes Baraka in the post. “I had no choice but to give this young lady a voice in this moment. University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus (UMMC) as a