Nurses at a South Korean hospital ‘cried in shame’ as they were made to perform a ‘sexy dance’ in front of high-ranking officials.
Outrage was sparked in the country after a video of nurses performing sexually suggestive dances on stage were circulated online.
They were dressed in short pants and small tops during an annual sports event in October.
‘Those forced to dance are usually the newly hired nurses, who are unable to refuse such orders,’ the nurse wrote on social media on Friday.
‘We were forced to dance in front of high-ranking officials of the firm, who sat side-by-side at a long table.’
The Korean Nurses Association called for a thorough investigation, and said in a statement: ‘There are numerous nurses who endure an intense workload, low paycheck and frequent overtime with their sense of duty and vocation. Considering this, the scandal was defamatory and offensive to these nurses.’
After seeing the disturbing footage, many other nurses came forward to say they were forced to do similar dances.
‘We had to lie down on the floor and spread our legs in front of patients and their guardians,’ one nurse wrote.
Another nurse said they cried to show their humilitation but officials simply ignored their complaints.
While one nurse said they were instructed by managers to make seductive gestures as they performed on stage.
The Ministry of Employment and Labor said it is investigating the complaints.
‘If we find legal problems, we will summon the hospital officials responsible,’ an official said.