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A probe has been launched after an ambulance worker filmed himself beating an unconscious man with an oxygen mask on the head with a salami sausage, as seen here.
The video the patient on a stretcher being humiliated with a sausage was filmed by an ambulance worker, in the city of Orsova, in south-western Romania’s Mehedinti County before being posted online.
In the video, an ambulance worker, who was not been identified, can be seen holding a salami sausage wrapped in red packaging, and he then begins tapping it on the head of an unconscious patient in the back of the vehicle who has an oxygen mask around their face.
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The ambulance worker continues tapping the man’s head and says: “Do you want salami, take one on your head! You drunkard.”
The video was posted onto social media and the Romanian Emergency Situations Inspectorate has launched an investigation into the incident.
The clip was re-posted by the Interior Minister Carmen Dan, who asked for measures to be taken against the employee and wrote: “I have been outraged by the images in the public space showing a member of an emergency crew mocking a patient in need of help.
“The actions of a single person can pass the stigma onto an entire institution and on to tens or hundreds or thousands of people who do their duty in the most honourable and professional way possible!”
Dan went on to ask for “urgent action” to be taken, adding that the employee could no longer be part of the ambulance team.
The General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (IGSU) released a statement saying they have asked for the worker to be identified as quickly as possible, adding that “measures would be taken” against the person responsible.
The investigation is ongoing.