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. 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 showing the heinous acts documents the nurses doing shocking things to a newborn baby. When it got online, it went viral.
In the video, the nurses are squishing the face of a newborn. The family of the baby later found out what was going on, and they were not happy.
One of the Saudi nurses grabbed 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 baby's father was furious about seeing his baby's video in the hospital to get treatment for a urinary tract infection. He wants the nurses and those who shared the video to get punished 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 Taif, which is located in the Saudi province of Mecca.
Immediate action was taken, although their names were kept private. But they did lose the licenses. The nurses cannot even work in other capacities in the health industry.
But a Saudi journalist thinks the punishment is too lenient. The journalist thinks that the three nurses should be identified and prosecuted to 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 everyone that the nurses would face serious penalties for their crimes.
Generally, the video turned out to be a good thing. It allowed relevant authorities to track its source and help remove the abusive nurses from positions that allowed them to use their power.
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 for their health and well-being.
A child is a defenseless angel, and they are pretty vulnerable to any form of abuse. Therefore, when some nurses act in a manner that makes parents afraid to leave their babies in a hospital's care, a strong statement needs to be made.
These nurses did 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.