Nurses struck off after squashing newborn baby’s head and laughing

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Nurses struck off after squashing newborn baby's head and laughing
The Taif Health Affairs spokesman has called it abuse (Picture: CEN)

Three nurses at a hospital in Saudi Arabia have have been fired after filming themselves squashing a newborn baby’s face and laughing.

The video shows a nurse from a children’s hospital in Taif cruelly grabbing the infants forehead and neck and forcing his face to unnaturally contort.

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Her colleagues can be heard laughing as she continues to squash the child’s face.

The baby was reportedly in the hospital for 10 days to treat a urinary tract infection when the footage was taken and posted online.

All three of the nurses were tracked down and immediately suspended and had their medical licenses revoked.

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Nurses struck off after squashing newborn baby's head and laughing
The nurses can be heard giggling as the child’s face is pushed together(Picture: CEN)

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.

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‘The nurses were immediately suspended by the order of Director of Taif Health Affairs Saleh Al-Muanis.’

He added that the nurses would be facing ‘severe penalties’ if they were found guilty of the abuse documented in the video, reports the Saudi Gazette.

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