Cebu hospital apologizes for surgery video

Dr. Emmanuel Gines, media liaison officer and emergency room department head of the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC), said in a radio interview that they will apologize to the 39-year-old patient identified only as Jan-Jan because of the embarrassment he suffered during the operation.

Someone inside the operating room took a video of the operation using a mobile phone. The video that runs for two minutes and 28 seconds shows an operating team of more than 10 people laughing, with someone shouting instructions while the operation was going on. All the time, the patient whose face is not visible in the video, is unconscious.