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A team of surgeons has been suspended for taking selfies in the middle of an operation and posting them on social media.

The group of medical professionals, including the surgeon, anaesthesiologist, two surgical assistants and a surgical nurse, work at the Hospital San Jose de Capilla del Senor in Argentina.

The images were taken during an operation and shared on the social media account of one of the surgeons, Lorena Olguin, who works in the gastroenterology area of the hospital.

The photos show the medical team looking at the camera with their surgical masks and gowns on.

One of them shows three of them standing over the patient lying on the operating table, and another with the whole team showing the equipment used in the surgery and bits of gauze with blood on it.

The hospital authorities say they have suspended all of those shown in the photo because they consider it irresponsible behaviour.

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