COLOMBIA - A video appearing to show a doctor and nurse dancing while operating on a patient has sparked outrage after going viral. The video is alleged to have been recorded in Medellin, Colombia and shows a plastic surgeon filming himself dancing to pop music while his patient is on the operating table under anesthesia.
According to the Daily Mail, Medellin councillor Bernardo Alejandro Guerra said 'he was shocked when he saw the film.'
Mr Guerra said: 'This is a lack of ethics and respect for the patient and the profession. 'The amazing thing is that the anesthesiologist does not appear in the video. He is the one responsible for the sleeping of the patient and he allows them to dance in the room, without respecting the protocol.' He asked the authorities to take action and punish the surgeon.
Mr Guerra said a whistleblower had leaked the video to him because he was unhappy with the surgeon's actions. Carmen Calderon said she recognized the surgeon as the man who operated on her two years ago and claimed he had botched her operation. After seeing the dancing footage, Ms Calderon said: 'He should pay for what he has done, as it is an abuse'.