* Story Highlights
* Surveillance video shows woman fall from chair, thrash on floor, then lie still
* People around ignore her for almost an hour, the video shows
* Several staffers fired at Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, over the incident
Esmin Green, 49, had been waiting in the emergency room for nearly 24 hours when she toppled from her seat at 5:32 a.m. June 19, falling face-down on the floor.
She was dead by 6:35, when someone on the medical staff, flagged down by a person in the waiting room, finally approached, nudged Green with her foot and gently prodded her shoulder, as if to wake her.
The staffer left and returned with someone wearing a white lab coat who examined her and summoned help.Until the staffer's appearance, Green's collapse barely caused a ripple.
If this had happened in Mulago, our ‘
Funny. Human beings can be cruel to each other anywhere. And I don’t mean only the calloused hospital workers. There were other human beings sitting and standing around as this woman breathed her last. What a statement on our attitudes!