Monday, April 21, 2008

Local Hospital Scandal

Have you seen You Tube's "janjan"? I'm sure most of the Filipinos around the world have seen the video. For the sake of readers who are not Filipinos, the video is of an actual operation in the local provincial hospital here in Cebu City, the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center.

Janjan is a 39 year-old homosexual who came in for an operation. A body spray canister was lodged inside his anus and an operation was needed. During the operation, a video was taken wherein the doctors performing the operation and the nurses who were assisting, were making fun of the poor guy who was undoubtedly sedated and unaware of the things that went on around him. One of those present inside the operating room got hold of a copy of the video ( it was also said that the video was circulated through mobile phones), and uploaded it to You Tube for fun.

Now, "Janjan" has filed a lawsuit against the hospital, the attending physicians and the nurses. Sad to say, he who placed his life on the hands of these professionals, giving them his total faith, was humiliated and now ridiculed due to their absurd sense of humor.

I am so astounded with these so-called professionals. Just because the guy is a homosexual does not give them the right to forget medical ethics. It's a pity that some people think that homosexuals deserve less respect than normal men and women. Irregardless of sexual inclinations, each and every person deserves respect.


Pinay Jade said...

I have not seen this video yet but all I can say is that these people who did this are bullies, morons and ass*oles. I hope their faces where showed in the news and their names as well.This makes me really angry.

Everybody deserves respect.We are all the same.

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The_Sphinx's World said...

I heard that the names of the three doctors and the two nurses will be released today. The student nurse who posted the video on You Tube was not able to graduate, pending investigation by the school board.

I hope their licenses will be revoked.


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piebuko said...

I went through the same thing when I underwent cesarean section. I was a little sedated but not totally. I'd wake up and i could hear them ridiculing me.
I cried and cried after the operation.
I wanted to complain but I didn't because I was so sick after the CS.

Barry said...

OK, what am I missing? I don't think Jan Jan was ridiculed because he is homosexual. I believe that he was ridiculed because he is a dumba$$. Anyone that cause such a stupid self inflicted injury, and then expects someone else to fix it deserves what he got.

The only stupid thing done was that the video was released. I wonder how many dumba$$es the ER gets like that.

earthlingorgeous said...

yeah this is so shocking really... those medical practicioners shouldn't be there and they shouldn't be doing that it's really scary ... I hate what they did I hope their license be revoked. The worst thing is they uploaded it to YouTube for the world to see...

The_Sphinx's World said...


Yes, it's nerve-wrecking thinking that when you're in an operating table, you are so helpless. I remember the recent movie that I watched. have you seen "Awake"?


Point taken, Barry. Janjan did it to himself, which is a dumb thing to do, actually. But the way that the medical staff carried on the operation was spiteful. They even called the canister "baby" when they finally pulled it out. And yes, uploading it to You Tube is way out of line, professionally.


I really hope too that their licenses be revoked and justice be done.