In a Long Island Community Hospital, a Nurse was seen on Video Slamming a Newborn Babies Face

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A NICU nurse in a long island community hospital was dismissed after being captured on film smashing an infant face-first onto a bassinet.

Fidel Sinclair was checking on his son Nikko, who was receiving antibiotics in the NICU at Good Samaritan Hospital, when he noticed the nurse forcefully twisting Nikko and smashing baby face-first onto the bassinet while filming him.

Consuelo Saravia, Nikko’s mother, challenged the nurse, shouting, ‘I don’t want you touching my child!’ You simply slammed him.’

Oh no, I’m sorry if you feel I mistreated him improperly or anything, the nurse retorted. The furious mother showed the frightening footage to other nurses and administrators to let them know about the occurrence. The nurse was sacked, according to officials, who did not reveal her name.

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According to NBC News, Suffolk County police said in a statement that its Special Victims department is looking into the incident. The nurse was a recent employee, the hospital said in a statement, but it wasn’t specified how long she had been employed at the NICU.

“Swift and immediate action was taken upon learning of this incident, including conducting an inquiry and subsequently firing the individual involved.”
We also informed the Department of Health about the person for further investigation. Safety for our patients is still our top priority.

The New York State Department of Health stated that it is looking into the incident but made no additional statements about the story.

Although there were other nurses there when the incident occurred, Sinclair said he felt helpless and was worried if it might have happened to other newborns. Also, the NICU had curtains over the windows, despite the fact that the hospital claims that this is common practice. Because services are being provided at the bedside and to ensure privacy for the patients and their families, curtains are a normal practice in neonatal intensive care units, they said.

“We would have never witnessed any of that if God hadn’t sent me to check on him. And it would have continued overnight, not just to him but also to the other babies, according to Sinclair.”