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Nurses Investigated for Giving Manicures, Facial Waxes in Infant ICU

Two Los Angeles County hospital workers have been placed on paid leave after allegations that they gave manicures in an intensive care ward for newborns.

The county and the hospital are investigating anonymous complaints that the employees set up a makeshift beauty salon on top of medical equipment in the neonatal intensive care unit at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center.

The complaints claim workers at the Sylmar hospital filed nails and gave eyebrow waxes to nurses and doctors, potentially endangering high-risk newborns.However, county health officials say no infants were harmed.

The county health department is also looking into allegations that the ward was understaffed and that unqualified doctors have been treating patients.