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Doctors fired after being caught taking selfies with patients during surgeries

By Mason White 4:14 PM December 25, 2014
Doctors pose for selfie 

By: Feng Qian
Several doctors lost their jobs after they were caught taking selfies with patients during surgeries, health officials in China said.

The doctors performed surgeries at a hospital in Shaanxi, when they were seen taking group photos with unconscious patients.

Several photos, which show doctors and nurses wearing scrubs while unconscious patients lay on the operating table in the operating room, were recently uploaded on social media sites.

On one of the photos, a man can be seen making a V-sign, while other doctors were bent over the patient. As a result, the Xi’an Bureau of Public Health fired three senior executives of the Fengcheng Hospital.

The other staff members seen in the photos have been reprimanded and they lost three months pay.

The hospital issued a public statement and an apology, explaining that the photos were taken to mark the last day in that particular operating room before it was closed for renovations.