As a parent, how would you feel if your is baby is being made fun of? Below is a shocking video of a group of nurses in Saudi Arabia filming themselves laughing while squashing the baby’s face. The nurses were said to be fired from their jobs after authorities investigated the video.
This also serves as a warning for us expat nurses and generally to everyone to please make sure we take our jobs professionally.
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In a report published on Arab News, three medical professionals located in a hospital in Taif, just got themselves fired and even had their licenses revoked due to the unethical behavior they demonstrated towards a new born baby. A video of these acts was created and shared to the public through social media depicting these nurses having tasteless fun towards the newborn by squeezing and an pulling its head. This naturally caused a severe outrage not only in the medical community but also the general public.
Saudi Arabia: Nurses Forced to Leave their Jobs and Surrender Their License to Practice for Making Fun of Newborn Baby
In response to the scandal that was just created, the Ministry of Health immediately took action and conducted an investigation on these three nurses. After a couple of hours, it was decided that these medical professionals have to be fired from the hospital and that they should be banned from practicing their profession even in other healthcare facilities.
In the same report, a doctor named Mohammed Al-Ghamdi who advocates proper ethical standards at a hospital in Jeddah, was very insightful on his take on these events. He believes that how the online community reacted towards this incident is quite natural since babies are incapable of defending or speaking for themselves. So others, especially the parents, will naturally be compelled to act on these babies’ behalf.
The doctor also discusses that medical professionals are considered to be at the apex among other professions; one of the noblest professions in the world and are highly sought upon by everyone.
He added: “In retrospect, people who work in the medical sector, whether it be doctors or nurses, are under heavy scrutiny from the public. People expect them to respect their careers and responsibilities. To the people, doctors and nurses are the epitome of goodness, so they aren’t allowed any slights or shortcomings; their mistakes will always be exaggerated.”
This incident truly serves as a hard lesson to everyone; not only in the medical field. One should always be act accordingly based on the ethical regulations of the professions they belong to.
Here is the video clip uploaded: