The students, who were interning at the Physiotherapy Department, were sent back to their college as part of the disciplinary action.

Two medical students suspended for making TikTok videos at Hyderabad Gandhi Hospital
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Two students interning at the state-run Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad were suspended on Thursday for making TikTok videos within the hospital premises during work hours, according to reports.

The students were both trainee technicians. The duo made four videos in the hospital when patients weren’t around. They were recreating scenes and lip-syncing to songs from movies.

The hospital said that the students who were making the videos weren't their students, but students from two different private medical colleges who were interning at the Physiotherapy Department. 

“The students who are seen in the video are trainees in the Physiotherapy Department who came from other colleges for apprenticeship,” Gandhi Hospital Superintendent Dr Sravan Kumar told Deccan Chronicle. “The students were sent back to their college after the incident came to light,” he added.

Besides suspending the students, the hospital superintendent issued a memo to the Physiotherapy Department in-charge. “Usually the trainees spend six months at the hospital but these two have been sent back after three months with a letter to their department head in college, as part of disciplinary action after the videos came to the notice of the hospital authorities,” Dr Jayakrishna, Resident Medical Officer with Gandhi Hospital told NDTV.

Recently, 11 outsourced employees working with the Khammam Municipal Corporation (KMC) were caught making similar videos. The videos went viral, and caught the attention of the authorities of KMC. Agitated over the incident, KMC commissioner, transferred the employees. They also suffered a pay cut, as disciplinary action for making TikTok videos in the office. 

Home Minister Mahmood Ali’s grandson, Furqan Ahmed was also accused of exploiting government property for making TikTok videos. However, the minister said that his grandson was just sitting on the vehicle, while some ‘local’ was making the video. In the video, Furqan and another person were seen using a police vehicle for the video. 

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