A nurse successful New York who was caught connected video allegedly slamming a newborn face-first onto a bassinet was fired and is nether investigation.
The incident, which occurred astatine Good Samaritan University Hospital successful West Islip connected Long Island, is being investigated by nan Suffolk County Police Department's Special Victims Section.
The baby, Nikko, was 2 days aged erstwhile he received antibiotics astatine nan hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Nikko's father, Fidel Sinclair, began filming his kid done curtains that were not wholly drawn and captured nan incident connected camera.
Sinclair's video recorded nan caregiver allegedly forcefully flipping nan babe from connected his backmost to connected his tummy connected nan bassinet.
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A caregiver successful New York who was caught connected video allegedly slamming a newborn face-first onto a bassinet was fired and is nether investigation. (Google Maps)
"I’m happy I was there. God sent me," Sinclair told WNBC. "If it wasn’t for God, … we would person ne'er seen nary of that happen. And that would person kept happening done nan night, not only to him, but to nan different babies, too."
Nikko’s mother, Consuelo Saravia, told nan outlet that nan video was "heartbreaking."
"I couldn’t extremity crying. I couldn’t moreover sleep," she said.
Saravia said she confronted nan caregiver astir really she was handling nan baby.
"I told her, ‘I don’t want you to touch my child! You conscionable slammed him,’" Saravia said. "She said, ‘Oh nary if you deliberation I mishandled him aliases anything, I’m sorry.’"
The incident occurred astatine Good Samaritan University Hospital successful West Islip connected Long Island. (Google Maps)
Catholic Health, which operates nan hospital, said successful a connection that contiguous action was taken successful consequence to nan video.
"Upon learning of this incident, swift and contiguous action was taken, including conducting an investigation and result terminating nan individual involved," nan connection read. "Additionally, we reported nan individual to nan Department of Health for further review. Keeping our patients safe remains our paramount concern."
The statement besides explained that curtains being drawn is modular believe to guarantee privacy.
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The baby's begetter was filming his kid done curtains that were not wholly drawn and captured nan incident connected camera. (Getty)
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"It is modular process to person curtains successful nan neonatal ICU to supply privateness for nan patients and their families and because services are being administered astatine nan bedside," Catholic Health said. "Immediate family members are permitted wrong nan neonatal ICU to walk clip pinch their loved ones."
The New York Department of Health said successful a connection it is taking nan "disturbing" allegations seriously.