An anesthetist accused of raping a woman during a cesarean may have done the same thing to two other mothers on the same day, colleagues fear.
Giovanni Quintella Bezerra, 32, has been arrested after he was allegedly caught on camera injuring the heavily sedated patient in Brazil.
The mobile phone camera was set up by surgical colleagues from the Heloneida Studart women’s hospital in São João de Meriti near Rio de Janeiro.
According to Brazilian news agency Globo, they were suspicious of him and surprised at how heavily he sedated women.
The team’s first two c-sections on Sunday took place in a theater where filming was impossible.
On the third call, staff managed at the last minute to move to another room where surgical technicians had hidden the phone, Globo reports.
Horrifying footage reportedly shows Dr. Bezerra puts his penis in the woman’s mouth in a ten-minute attack.
Surgeons and nurses on the other side of the screen cannot see the woman’s face as they deliver their baby.
But after viewing the footage, they immediately alerted hospital bosses and police.
dr Bezerra – who qualified as an anesthetist two months ago – was arrested on Monday on suspicion of rape.
Police are now investigating whether more women could be targeted, including the first two patients on Sunday.
Barbara Lomb of the local police station praised the medical team for their “exemplary” professionalism.
She said: “It is necessary to highlight the performance of the nursing team and exemplary health professionals who have noticed the movement of the doctor’s body in other surgeries.”
According to reports, the lead surgeon who performed the cesarean section will be summoned to make a statement.
The lawyer of Dr. Bezerra claimed investigators had not yet shared any evidence with him, in violation of his rights.
Meanwhile, the State Ministry of Health said: “An internal investigation is being launched to take administrative action.
“The team at Hospital da Mulher offers full support to the victim and his family.
“This conduct constitutes a criminal offense that must be prosecuted under applicable law.”
Cremerj, the regional doctors’ council, said it had initiated a disciplinary process that would see the doctor fired if found guilty of any wrongdoing.
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