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The Hospital of the University of Chile issued a statement in which it confirmed that it was within its facilities that a team of medical professionals watched on Wednesday – live and in the middle of a surgery– Chile’s penalty shootout against Portugal.
The match was played in Russia, where the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup is currently taking place.
A video was recorded of the moment and it has been widely shared on social media in the last couple of hours.
The incident has been highly criticised since the clip shows the medical staff celebrating how Claudio Bravo manages to catch a ball to, then, continue to perform the medical procedure.
In the statement, the Hospital expresses its categorical rejection of the fact that “a television had been kept switched on during a surgery, and that a video of the moment had been shot and shared”.
“Both incidents are completely isolated and do not represent a normal conduct of our personnel. This violates the principal of respect towards the patient and the solemnity of any programmed medical operation”, they added.
Thus, the organism announced that a full investigation was to be launched and that all necessary administrative measures are to be taken.
Lastly, it was informed that the patient has evolved favourably during the post-operative period.
The Ministry of Health will also carry out an investigation regarding the video. To read that article in Spanish, click here.