Al-Bashir Hospital paints ward's walls while patients watch from their beds


Published: 2018-10-10 08:54

Last Updated: 2024-07-14 14:09

One of the patients looked as young as 10-years-old. (Facebook)
One of the patients looked as young as 10-years-old. (Facebook)

This week has not been a lucky one for al-Bashir Hospital, after it was involved in a major payroll fraud scandal involving 800 fake employees.

On Tuesday, the east Amman hospital was shamed on social media once again.

A woman took a video from inside one of the hospital’s patient wards, revealing that the walls were being prepared to be painted while patients lay in their beds.

One of the patients looked as young as 10-years-old.

Inhaling latex and oil paint fumes is not dangerous, but it can irritate the eyes, nose and throat. However, breathing solvent paint fumes for long periods of time can cause dizziness, nausea and headaches.

Despite most companies manufacturing odourless paints, those patients are sick and have a weak immune system, therefore inhaling any chemicals at such close proximity could easily impact them negatively.

Hundreds of social media users were furious about the hospital staff and management’s negligence of patients, while expressing their sadness for those with asthma or chronic respiratory diseases.

Many Jordanians also sarcastically pointed out that "it was only yesterday that Prime Minister Omar Razzaz visited al-Bashir Hospital, yet clearly his visit has gone to waste as nothing will ever change and they might as well shut the hospital down.”

Al-Bashir Hospital is yet to comment on the video.