Covid-infected man threatens ‘dog’ doctors and nurses while demanding to leave hospital because the air conditioning is ‘too cold’
- A Covid-positive man is seen in a TikTok video arguing with hospital staff
- He asks to be discharged because the airconditioning in the ward is too cold
- The man claims his Covid infection was made worse by the airconditioning
- He calls doctors and nurses ‘f***ing dogs’ after being told he’ll be discharged
A man with Covid-19 has filmed himself hurling abuse at doctors and nurses while demanding to be discharged from hospital because he’s too cold.
The clip, which went viral on TikTok, begins with the man claiming to have told hospital staff to turn the air conditioning in his ward down 15 times.
‘I told youse to turn off the aircon, I’m freezing,’ the man says.
‘My Covid is getting worse in there. The aircon is making me get worse. I know these little tricks. Trust me, my cousin’s a doctor.’
A woman who identifies herself as the manager of the ward then asks the man to stop arguing.
‘I’m not arguing,’ the man responds. ‘If you want to call the police go call the police, I’m not staying here.’
The man then says he will quarantine at home and wants to be discharged.
A doctor then addresses the man, telling him his blood test results show his white cell count is ‘getting a little bit worse’.
The doctor suggests he can go home ‘later today’.
‘I want to go home now,’ responds the man.
The doctor tells the man he’ll give him a ‘discharge against medical advice’ form, which the man says he wants to see within 10 minutes or he’ll leave.
‘I’m not setting a time limit on it,’ responds the doctor.
‘Ten minutes, I’ll get out of here, f***ing dogs,’ the man says at the end of the video, as he says he told them 100 times to turn the aircon down.
NSW Health has been approached for confirmation of its ‘discharge against medical advice’ policy.
The man seen in the TikTok video tells hospital staff the airconditioning in the ward is making his Covid infection worse and asks to be discharged