TikTok Videos Of Nurses Inside Malkangiri Govt Hospital Goes Viral, CDMO Begins Inquiry

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26 June 2019

Panchanan Dash

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Malkangiri: In what can be termed as an act of medical negligence, nurses of Malkangiri District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) were found recording TikTok videos inside Sick and New Born Care Unit (SNCU) and the videos have gone viral.

These videos were posted on the TikTok mobile application by one Jyoti Ray in which the nurses are dancing to the tunes of a song and are lip-syncing to funny dialogues. In one of the videos, a nurse is seen playing with a newborn child in the SNCU ward. The nurses are dressed in their scrubs and the hospital beds can be spotted in the background. 

Soon after the videos went viral and citizens expressed concern about the well-being of patients, Chief District Medical Officer began inquiry into the matter. "It is true that they (nurses) have recorded the videos during duty hours. I have reported this to the senior officers and the Collector. We will serve them a show-cause notice and accordingly steps will be taken," said Malkangiri CDMO Ajit Mohanty.

It is notable to mention here that TikTok is a Chinese mobile application that allows user to create videos that often contain memes, lip-syncing songs and sometimes sleazy posts. These videos regularly find ways to other popular social media sites including Facebook and WhatsApp and become a viral phenomenon.

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Ajit Kumar Mohanty, CDMO, Malkangiri