TikTok video of nurses frolicking inside emergency newborn care unit goes viral

Malkangiri: The video sharing app, TikTok seems to have swallowed up even those who need to be more careful and responsible. In such an instance, the TikTok video of a group of nurses frolicking inside the emergency Special Newborn Care Unit (SNCU) of a hospital in Odisha, is currently doing rounds on social media.

In the viral video, the nurses are seen gamboling while some female employees of the hospital seen playing with a sick newborn undergoing treatment in the SNCU of Malkangiri District Headquarters Hospital.

The video is seen as a new social media disaster sparking severe criticism from several quarters.

Asked about the incident, ADMO and the hospital’s Officer In-charge Tapan Kumar Dinda said an enquiry is being conducted and the probe report will be submitted to the superior authorities for necessary action.

“After coming to know about the incident, I have initiated a probe into the matter and accordingly I will submit the report to the CDMO for necessary action,” said Dinda.

While questions have been raised over the carelessness of the nurses displayed inside the emergency unit, sources said that the hospital authorities have issued a show cause notice to the three nurses featured in the video.