Photos: Argentine Surgeons Suspended For Taking Selfies During A Surgery


According to report, a team of medical staffs at the Hospital San Jose de Capilla del Senor were suspended for taking selfies mid-operation and sharing it on social media.

The group of medical professionals, including the surgeon, anaesthesiologist, two surgical assistants and a surgical nurse, who work at the Hospital San Jose de Capilla del Senor, in the district of Exaltacion de la Cruz in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires were suspended after photos of them in the theatre room surfaced online.

It was learnt that photos that were taken during an operation and shared on the social media account of one of the surgeons, Lorena Olguin, who works in the gastroenterology area of the hospital, shows all the medical team looking at the camera with their surgical masks and gowns on.

One of them shows three of them standing over the patient lying on the operating table, and another with the whole team showing the equipment used in the surgery and bits of gauze with blood on it.



According to the hospital authorities, they have suspended all of those shown in the photo because they consider it as an irresponsible behaviour.

Though the images has since been deleted from social media by Olguin, who told local media that she did not take it, but just shared it on her social media page.

“I have been really affected by all of this, I would like to publicly apologise to the people of Capilla for having visually offended them with these images, it was not the intention of any of us that all this should happen,” she said.


“That day there were several surgeries, random photos were taken, there was talk of selfies, at no time did I pick up my mobile phone. I was operating, they said ‘photo’, I looked at the camera instinctively.

“Later I liked the images, I uploaded them and now all this has happened, there is no way to justify it.”

The Health Secretary of Exaltacion de la Cruz, Ricardo Algranati, who also confirmed that both the doctors and the rest of the staff who participated in the photo have been temporarily suspended said;

“They’re all under indictment. The director of the hospital immediately opened an administrative investigation into their actions,”

“The legal department will determine the degree of responsibility of each of those who intervened and the sanction that is to be applied.” He added.

He further noted that five people who appear in the image have been identified as the surgeon, an anaesthesiologist, two surgical assistants and the circulating surgical nurse in the operating room.

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