Three heartless nurses who filmed themselves laughing while squashing the face of a newborn baby have been fired. The three members of staff at a maternity hospital in Taif, Saudi Arabia, have also had their licences revoked after the shocking footage emerged online.
The video shows one of the nurses grasping the baby by its neck and forehead and cruelly squashing the helpless infant’s face as her colleagues giggle.
Abdulhadi Al-Rabie, Taif Health Affairs spokesman, said: “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.”
The nurses, who have not been named, were immediately suspended after they were tracked down.
Their medical licenses have now been revoked and they are banned from practising nursing in other health departments.
The baby’s father told Saudi media the baby was in the hospital for 10 days for treatment for a urinary tract infection and was shocked when he saw the video being widely shared on social media.