The Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) footage of a female caregiver repeatedly abusing a bedridden elderly man has gone viral on social media.
In the video, a woman can be seen slapping, pushing and hitting an elderly man on multiple occasions. While it is unclear if she is a domestic helper, or if she is a relative of the man, the video received many comments of distress, anger and sympathy from netizens.
The video comprises of about four or five different instances where the lady can be seen changing the man’s clothes, feeding him or wiping his face. On all of these occasions, she becomes physically abusive and uses unnecessary force on the elderly man.
The man himself looks to be bedridden as he is seen to be wearing diapers in the video, and the caretaker is required to help him move around, even on the bed.
Many of those who commented on the video assumed that the caretaker was a foreign domestic helper, but there were domestic workers who chimed in saying that they would, under no circumstances, abuse anyone.
TISG has reached out to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) for further comment on the video. /TISG