Two corpsmen at Naval Hospital Jacksonville have been removed from their positions after posting disturbing pictures of newborns on Snapchat.
In one picture, the caption stated: “How I currently feel about these mini Satans.” The corpsman had her middle finger directed at the innocent newborn. A second photo has a nurse holding a baby by her arms and making her “dance” to a rap song. These are babies who have just been born and these nurses, who are supposed to be compassionate and caring, are treating them like rag dolls.
Concerned people saw the pictures and then shared them on Facebook to expose these nurses mistreating the babies they were charged with caring for.
How would new parents feel about their newborns being exploited in this manner? It is further enraging when you take into account the fact that the parents are veterans. They have sacrificed so much for our country and do not deserve to have their babies treated in such a disrespectful way.
The posts were shared hundreds of thousands of times, allowing the hospital to quickly identify the corpsmen, who have been removed from their positions. The hospital also promised the corpsmen will face military and criminal justice.
This highlights the issues with the healthcare our veterans receive. Often, these hospitals are the only ones that are available to them. These Snapchat pictures call into question the level of care received at these hospitals. Some people who work in military hospitals pointed this out on Facebook.
Commenters also stated that these corpsmen should have their licenses revoked as they cannot be entrusted with respectfully treating their most vulnerable patients respectfully. Thankfully, the Naval Hospital removed them immediately. The parents should have a course of action to seek justice for their children as well.
Share this to remind people that our veterans deserve better care than some of them receive!
Source: Daily Mail