It's hard enough trying to keep a baby alive by yourself. It's even harder when you see a bunch of healthcare professionals mishandling one. This was the case with a group of Saudi nurses who filmed themselves squashing the face of a newborn baby who had been hospitalized due to an infection. The footage of the laughing nurses emerged online and was shared on social media, eventually reaching the parents.
A group of Saudi nurses who filmed themselves laughing while squashing the face of a newborn baby hospitalized with an infection have been fired.
The culprits were three members of staff at a maternity hospital in Taif, Saudi Arabia. "The Health Affairs investigated the source of the video and was able to identify the nurses who appeared in the video and the hospital where the incident took place," said Abdulhadi Al-Rabie, Taif Health Affairs spokesman. The nurses have been suspended and had their medical licenses revoked. They're now banned from practicing nursing in other health departments.