A paramedic has been fired for posing in photos with dying patients while on the job in Kirov, Russia.
Tatiana Kulikova sparked outrage on social media when she uploaded photos with unconscious patients in the back of ambulances.
In one of the images, titled 'another moron,’ the 25-year-old can be seen putting her rude finger up at man who has been badly injured in a car accident.
In another photo captioned ‘how I hate my job,’ Kulikova makes fun of a heart attack victim.
A local health campaigner said her actions had caused great distress for the victim’s families.
“It is clear that while she was taking these photographs she was not looking after her patients,” Artem Golubev said.
“She shows a callous disregard for the welfare of her patients, some of whom died after those pictures were taken.
Golubev said relatives were considering taking legal action over the photos.
An emergency services spokesperson said Kulikov’s actions were inexcusable.
“As soon as we were alerted to these images online we suspended the paramedic in question,” they said.
“After an investigation was carried out, the employee was fired.”
Morning news break – March 10