Doctors shamed for bizarre selfie with a newborn

A group of surgeons who took a photo of a newborn baby they had just delivered have found themselves at the center of a social media scandal.

A group of surgeons who took a photo of a newborn baby they had just delivered have found themselves at the centre of a social media scandal.

The incident, which shows three men in hospital scrubs and facemasks holding the tiny baby over the shoulder of one doctor, reportedly took place in the delivery room of the general hospital in the city of Calpulalpan, in the central-east Mexican State of Tlaxcala.

The curious photo has surfaced on Facebook in recent days and caused many to call for the doctors to be sacked.

According to reports Facebook user Ramon Villegas uploaded the selfie and wrote: "How professional! Whilst one worries about their wife and new baby, hospital professionals are without ethics in the general hospital of Calpulalpan."

Villegas said he wanted to share the photo, so that those involved might be identified.

He allegedly wrote: "Share so that everybody knows what kind of people work there, hopefully the directors will see it and they will be dismissed."

It is unclear what connection Villegas has to the hospital or child, or how the parents of the newborn feel but the photo has been widely criticised by those online who have seen it.

However some have come to the defence of the doctors.

User J.d. Paredes wrote: "I do not see the problem, the doctors are proud to have brought a life into the world and they want to celebrate it.”

Last year doctors were slammed for posting selfies with newborns that exposed the mother’s.

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