About three nurses have been punished accordingly after they were found out to have squeezed the face of a newborn baby.
As many as three Saudi nurses were recently caught squeezing a newborn baby’s face in a viral video.
The father of the newborn baby has now spoken of his fury after footage of the abuse went viral.
According to The Sun UK, the three nurses at the centre of the scandal in Taif, Saudi Arabia, were fired – but there are now growing calls for them to be jailed too.
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.
The child’s father has demanded that the nurses and those who circulated the disturbing video online be punished.
And journalist Walid Al-Zahrani is leading calls for them to be named and put to trial for their actions, telling the Saudi Gazette: “People’s lives are not a matter of joke.”
Others have called for CCTV cameras to be installed throughout the hospital to prevent a repeat of the incident.
The acts were described by local physician, Dr Mamdouh Eshi, as “a dark spot on the white coat of medical professionals”.
Taif Health Affairs spokesman Abdulhadi Al-Rabie 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Their medical licenses have now been revoked and they are banned from practising nursing in other health departments.
Al-Rabie said the nurses will face severe penalties if the investigations proved them guilty of the abuses documented in the video.
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.
Social media users were horrified at the footage. One wrote: “How dare they do this?
“All three nurses should thank God I was not the baby’s mother.
“I’d squeeze all your faces much harder.”
Watch the video below:-