A clinic in Mexico, Clinica 25 in Monterrey has sacked two trainee doctors and they will likely face a court probe for their indiscretion and breach of professional ethics.
After posing for this smiling selfie with an amputated foot. One of the interns, named locally as Carolina Dominguez Garcia, 24, posted the photo on Twitter with the message: ‘My first leg dad. Sorry if these images upset you.’
The Authority in Monterrey, Northern Mexico reacted by asking them to leave the clinic where they were based and announcing they would lodge a formal complaint with the courts.
Mikel Arriola, Director of the Mexican Social Security Institute, who announced the pair had been dismissed, said: ‘Because of two interns who posted an inappropriate photo on social media, we’re not going to stop recognising that the 12,000 trainees with the Institute are a great source of pride.’
Local reports said that as well as the amputated foot, Carolina also posted a photo showing her with what appeared to be a piece of someone’s stomach.
According to Dailymail online, It was not clear today who the body parts belonged to, and if their families would also be taking legal action of their own.
University researcher Luis Antonio Lucio Lopez said the case showed adults had failed to teach youngsters how to use new technologies responsibly.