Distressing footage of Saudi nurses squashing newborn babies heads “for fun” has gone viral leading to them being fired according to reports. The footage revealed the nurses laughing as they squashed the baby’s head who had been taken in for a treatment for an infection. The parents became aware of the shocking treatment of their baby after the footage emerged online after it was shared on social media. The video shows the nurses grabbing the baby’s head and neck before cruelly squashing its face as colleagues giggle.
The Daily Mail reports : Shocking: The video shows a nurse at a maternity hospital in Taif, Saudi Arabia grabbing a baby by the neck and forehead Three members of staff at a maternity hospital in Taif, Saudi Arabia, were soon identified and tracked down. 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 Their medical licenses have now been revoked and they are banned from practising nursing in other health departments. Abuse: She then proceeds to squash the baby’s face in front of the camera as her colleagues can be heard giggling in the background The baby’s father told Saudi media the baby was in the hospital for ten 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.’