Five medical professionals in Columbia have been fired after video of them was leaked online.
The video shows the workers laughing and dancing around a naked, unconscious patient who was waiting for surgery.
Once it surfaced, people were quick to criticize the workers for disrespecting the patient, who was lying face down, and violating his dignity. It's believed the video was posted by an operating room attendant.
All five workers identified in the video have been fired, the hospital confirms.
"The respect for dignity of every patient is the most important thing in our clinic, therefore we strongly regret the inappropriate behavior of those who are working as professionals in the health sector, seen in the video recorded in one of our surgery rooms," the hospital said in a statement.
The hospital added that these 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 humanization of our service. 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 to not repeat these horrific act. "
Do you agree with the decision to fire them?