A group of Saudi nurses who filmed themselves laughing while squashing the face of a newborn baby hospitalised with an infection have been fired.
The baby's parents became aware of the shocking treatment by the nurses after footage emerged online and was shared on social media.
The video shows one of the nurses grasping the baby by its neck and forehead and cruelly squashing the helpless infant's face as her colleagues giggle
Three members of staff at a maternity hospital in Taif, Saudi Arabia, were soon identified and tracked down.
Abdulhadi Al-Rabie, Taif Health Affairs spokesman, said: 'The Health Affairs investigated the source of the video and was able to identify the nurses who appeared in the video and the hospital where the incident took place.'