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Being a nurse is more than just a profession-it’s a calling. Indeed, a lot of nurses go abroad for greener pastures, but a lot still stay and serve fellow Filipinos. And this doesn’t give any patient the right to lambast the nurses nor their surrounding work environments for the sake of petty rants, or should we say, #mema.

In her Facebook post, nurse Girlie San Lorenzo Gomez of Mandaluyong City Medical Center slammed her patient, Monica Amor, for the latter’s rant on her experience at the hospital. According to the story, Monica and her group entered the hospital’s emergency room they needed first aid treatment after an accident. But she claims that the nurses at the hospital did not attend to them immediately, and when they did the nurses did not take the necessary precautions in doing the first aid. Monica also cited the dirty conditions of the emergency room, and that the hospital admin should address these “dugyot” matters immediately.

While Monica has her points, it was the delivery of her complaints that appalled Girlie, who was the one who attended Monica and her group’s situation. She found Monica’s rant rather ungrateful, not to mention inconsiderate-to think that they were not the only patients at the ER that time.

Read the full story below and weigh in your thoughts!

“For your perusal Monica Amor and to your arrogant buddy,,,,
I would like to enlighten your mind regarding what really happened last Saturday when you were brought to E.R.. looks like you “missed” something really significant!
Anyway, I will tell them the whole story and what’s behind the snapshots you posted.
You were 12 patients brought by the rescuer with different cases due to vehicular accident. We’re 3 Nurses on duty and 1 Surgery Doctor at that time. We have existing patients on bed and several others that we’re taking care of but when you arrived, our focus shifted and tried our best to accommodate you depending on the case. Yes, that’ true that we’re expecting that it would be by 2’s but since almost all of you entered inside the ER we tried our best to do “triage system”. I was attending to a male patient who incurred face trauma and my co-nurses to others who incurred fracture when your male buddy (your bf, I guess) caught my attention and disrepectfully said,
“Oi miss wala bang mag-aasikaso smen mas nauna pa kami sa mga yan!”
Take note: YOU ENTERED TOGETHER AT THE SAME TIME
I immediately replied, ” sir pasensha na po 3 lan po kami nurses..aasikasuhin naman po kayo lahat”
Your buddy arrogantly said, “HINDI KO NA PROBLEMA YUN .. MAGKANO BA ANG KAILANGAN MO PARA ASIKASUHIN KAMI??”
Just to emphasize here that NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO ASK SOMEONE IN TERMS OF HOW MUCH YOU COULD OFFER ESPECIALLY IF IT SHOWS THAT YOU REALLY DONT HAVE SOMETHING TO GIVE!!!
What did you do Monica Amor???
YOU JUST STARED AND LET HIM MISTREATED ME!
As a human being, I honestly feel annoyed but instead of arguing to both of you, I decided not to because I never stoop to that kind of attitude. I let my senior talked to you and as expected you did the same thing!
I have a few questions to both of you because you definitely know the truth.
1. Yes. You were one of those victims but if I may ask, how severe your case was?
2. Who assesed your head and ensure to your parents that no need for suturing?
3. Who did the skin testing to you?
4. Who did the wound dressing to you?
5. Who wiped/cleaned your face and neck to removed the dried blood?
6. Who lined up your record for you to be able to be checked by the surgeon?
As far as I know,, I did it all to you!
How severe your case was? Nothing so serious!
At the end of that day .. ask yourself who took care of you?!.. It’s the people who give free service in Mandaluyong City Medical Center. It was “US” whom you are complaining of.
Regarding the word “dugyot” you used to described me because according to you I was holding a catheter without even wearing a gloves???
Since you are NOT a Nurse, I would like to educate you that when preparing for a catheterization no need to wear a gloves and when I need to insert it that’s the time I need to wear a gloves, get it?!? We have this what-so-called “Aseptic Technique” and we always make sure our safety as well and not just the safety of our patients.
Lastly, the snapshots you posted and the MAPANGHI AT NAKAKADIRI DAHIL SA IPIS issue???
You witnessed how toxic that time and in as much as our utility wanted to get those trash out he failed to because he, as well, attended to the needs of the patients like for instance, transferring patients to ward, getting them x-rayed/ultrasound and a lot more..does it justify why you have such kind of photos???
fyi, in MCMC, we are patient-oriented!
Tell me where on earth doesn’t have cockroaches?!? I’m afraid you have that too in your house.. so “nakakadiri din ba ang bahay nyo?” Well, no one like “mapanghi” as well but we couldn’t do anything about that if patient suffers from “incontinence”.. do you know the word? google it if not.
I saw most of the comments were more on complaints if not the nurses, doctors or the hospital itself. I’m wondering where on earth do you get your guts to criticize us but still, you go to MCMC and seek for our free service… seek for a free laboratories.. seek for a free medications and equipments and seek for the help of our Beloved Politicians.
But I stand for those who took time to share their good experiences with us when they were in the hospital. Those who were admitted to a private hospitals and preferred to be transferred to MCMC because they wanted a very good Doctors and Nurses.
I salute you for being honest smile emoticon
Anyway, you have a freedom to choose as to which hospital you wanna go, aight?
Instead of ranting over MCMC, why dont you help in improving the hospital?
I am very sure that you all need MCMC at the end of the day smile emoticon
I hope MONICA AMOR and your arrogant buddy realized things in a brighter side of the story.

Girlie San Lorenzo Gomez
E.R Nurse / MCMC”

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