Newborn is shaken in hospital employee’s pocket in SC during dance
The premature baby placed in the pocket of a physiotherapist’s coat, who recorded a “dance” with him inside the hospital gown, been exposed to shame or embarrassmentconcluded the Civil Police investigation (watch above). The case occurred at the Marieta Konder Bornhausen Hospital, in Itajaí, on the North Coast of Santa Catarina, in August 2023.
According to delegate Vivian Mattos, who led the investigation, the investigation concluded that there was no ill-treatmentsuspected that it was also being investigated, since “the exposure of the baby’s health or life was not confirmed”.
The investigation, according to the investigator, involved image analysis, interviews with those involved and other steps.
The document was sent to the Public Ministry of Santa Catarina in the second half of January. The agency reported this Saturday that the process is under secrecy.
In August last year, the physiotherapist was recorded dancing with the 15-day-old newborn in her coat pocket. In the video, the woman choreographs a song that went viral on social media. Laughter can be heard.
The Regional Physiotherapy Council also said that, after being identified, the professional was suspended as a precautionary measure. Disciplinary Ethical Process was initiated.
The Itajaí Child Protection Police Department opened an investigation to investigate two possible crimes: exposure of the child to the embarrassing situation It is mistreatmentas it was a premature baby who was undergoing treatment and under the custody, even provisional, of that professional at that time.
The investigation, however, ruled out the second crime. The crime of exposure to shame or embarrassment, provided for in the Child and Adolescent Statute, can result in up to two years in prison.
Marieta Hospital is publicly expressing its complete indignation and disgust with the inappropriate and criminal conduct carried out and recorded in a video posted on social media by a physiotherapist from a contracted company, providing services at the institution, improperly handling a newborn.
All legal measures – criminal, ethical-administrative and civil – are being taken with the greatest possible rigor, including investigating collaborators who filmed or participated in this regrettable scene, without defending the child.
With an average of 380 births per month, Hospital Marieta has been working with respect and humanization for newborns and women in labor for several decades. This isolated act cannot tarnish the image of hundreds of professionals who work in the unit and take care of the babies every day.