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Melissa Thomas Scott From Georgia Explains Why She Quit Nursing Job After Being Assigned to 'Corona Floor'

Afouda Fortune
Mar 31, 2020
08:30 A.M.
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A nurse, Melissa Thomas Scott, has said goodbye to her job at the hospital as seen in a viral video after she was transferred to the "Corona Floor" in her place of work. Melissa noted that her underlying health problem and four kids didn't stop her manager from posting her there.

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As doctors, nurses and medics occupy the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic battle, one particular nurse can't seem to handle the burden anymore.

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In a Facebook post, nurse Melissa Thomas Scott informed the general public of what she's going through at her job in Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

In her emotional outcry which left her sobbing at a point, Scott explained that she had gotten to work on that fateful day, and her manager instructed her to move to the "Coronavirus floor" as her new assignment. 

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Dressed in her work clothes, the estranged nurse made it known that she genuinely cared about patients, but in this case, her family had to come first. She reiterated that her manager knew her health history and that her kids had no one to go to if she got infected, but her cries seem to fall on deaf ears.

Although Melissa confessed that she "regrets" going on social media to air the dirty laundry of the hospital, she notes that her hands were forced because "her manager wanted to push her buttons."

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Facebook Users in the comments were empathetic as they consoled her and told gave their priced advice, telling her to put her family and health first. 

About a week after her rant on social media, Melissa sat down in an exclusive interview with MadameNoire and opened up more on circumstances surrounding giving up her job.

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Melissa, who is South Georgia native explained that although she was happily married, her husband was the busy type was away from home amid the current pandemic. Explaining her situation, she said:

“I am happily married but my husband is currently working on the west coast which means I am all my babies have here. The thought of contracting the Coronavirus or being quarantined away from my children is frightening."

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Although Melissa confessed that she "regrets" going on social media to air the dirty laundry of the hospital, she notes that her hands were forced because "her manager wanted to push her buttons."

She recalled that got in an altercation a week earlier after her manager failed to include her in an email broadcast about a patient in their care who tested positive for the virus. When she confronted her manager about it, she was dismissed with a sarcastic tone.

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Alongside being supposedly victimized, BET shares that Melissa is a breast cancer survivor, making her a member of the immunocompromised community, whom WHO notes are more susceptible to succumbing to COVID-19.

According to her, the hospital management failed to put that into consideration did not consider that. The publication notes that according to a statement released by the hospital, they had reached full capacity in their care for the COVID-19 patients on that particular day.

According to CNN, Phoebe Putney Memorial has a high death rate due to the fact that the ICU has reached full capacity. The hospital is facing the worst effect of the pandemic.

According to the health facility's CEO, Scott Steiner, they have reached out to other hospitals that agreed to patients transfers.

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