When you hear of nurses, you think about long hours, selfless sacrifice, and professionals who often go beyond the call of duty to save lives and alleviate human suffering. Nurses are highly respected, and mothers even entrust their newborns to them as soon as they are born.
The assumption is that a nurse can take really good care of your child.
Unless that child ends up in the hands of a certain group of nurses who take pride in making disturbing videos with the infants entrusted into their care.
The film that showed the heinous acts documented these nurses doing shocking things to a newborn baby, and when it got online, it went viral.
In the video, the nurses can be seen squishing the face of a newborn. The family of the baby later found out what was taking place, and it was not happy.
One of the Saudi nurses grabs the baby by the neck and forehead before squishing the face as the others laughed.
They were so carried away by these vile acts that they even decided to film the incident themselves.
The father of the baby was furious on seeing the video of his baby, who was in the hospital to get treatment for a urinary tract infection. His desire is that the nurses and those who shared the video get the due reward for their cruelty.
Luckily, the nurses were identified after an investigation into the source of the video. The probing helped identify the hospital and the nurses who perpetrated the acts.
The incident took place in the city of Taif, which is located in the Saudi province of Mecca.
Immediate action was taken, although their names were kept private. But their licenses were revoked. The nurses cannot even work in other capacities in the health industry.
But a Saudi journalist things the punishment is too lenient. The journalist thinks that the three nurses should be identified and prosecuted so that they understand the value of a person’s life.
Others think that such incidents can be prevented in the future with the use of CCTV cameras.
However, a spokesperson for the Taif Affairs reassured all those concerned that the nurse would be facing serious penalties for their crimes.
Generally, the video turned out to be a good thing, as it allowed relevant authorities to track its source and help remove the abusive nurses from positions that allowed them to use their power for bad.
One thing is true – these kinds of nurses do not deserve to be anywhere near a needy and helpless patient. A nurse should be caring, and not using their patients to amuse themselves in full disregard of their health and wellbeing.
A child is a defenseless angel, and they are pretty vulnerable to any form of abuse anyone can direct at them. Therefore, when some nurses act in a manner that makes parents afraid to leave their babies in the care of a hospital, a strong statement needs to be made.
What these nurses did was not right, and their actions were an outrage to all who saw the video. Without proper action, a few bad apples could ruin the great reputation that the profession enjoys.
So, the fact that they lost their jobs is a step in the right direction.