Five medics were fired after an outrageous video showing them mocking a man on a surgery table was leaked online.
The group of doctors and nurses can be heard laughing raucously as they danced around the patient at the Santa Cruz de Bocagrande clinic in Bolivar, Colombia.
The patient was unconscious and lying completely naked face down awaiting surgery on the operating table.
It is believed that a member of the operating team took the footage, which shows nurses and medics in scrubs laughing as they shimmy and dance around the man.
Authorities confirmed they have fired five workers in the video, saying the the video breaks ‘all health protocols’.
‘The respect for dignity of every patient is the most important thing in
our clinic, therefore we strongly regret the inappropriate behaviour of
those who are working as professionals in the health sector, seen in
the video recorded in one of our surgery rooms.’
The statement added that the five employee’s actions ‘are against the
dignity of the patient and are breaking the protocols and the political
values of our institution focused on the quality and humanisation of our
The clinic also apologised for the video. A spokesman said:
‘This is the first time in seven years of good service that we are
living a situation like this and we have taken some measures in order
not to repeat these horrific acts.’