Chinese Doctors’ Surgical-Table Selfies Spark Anger, Punishment

December 22, 2014 - table lamp

A regulator in China punished sanatorium staff
after photos of them posing around a studious fibbing on a surgical
table stirred snub on a country’s Weibo microblogging

The cinema uncover doctors and nurses in immature scrubs and
blue masks locking arms and creation “victory” palm gestures
while a studious lay on a list underneath a lamp. Hospital
administrators and staff in a print faced punishments from
being docked 3 months’ compensate to demotion, a Xi’an Bureau of
Public Health said on a website.

Tagged “surgical list selfies,” a photos attracted
more than 8 million hits, apropos a second-most-discussed
subject on China’s Twitter-like microblog. Reports of incidents
including assault opposite sanatorium staff by disgruntled
patients have highlighted tragedy between doctors and patients
in new years.

Some microbloggers on Weibo described a photos as
disrespectful to a patient.

“How horrible! Would they still be means to grin if their
loved ones were fibbing on a surgical table?” wrote a Weibo
user with a name Zhongguangwei2010.

About 64 percent of 316 Chinese hospitals surveyed said
their staff had been harmed in attacks by patients or their
family members in 2012, while written abuses and threats were
found in 96 percent, according to Chinese state media reports
citing a consult by a Chinese Hospital Association published
last year.

The photos were taken during Fengcheng Hospital, a privately
run trickery in a northwestern city of Xi’an, according to the
health bureau’s matter yesterday. Medical staff took the
photos after an operation on Aug. 15 since a sanatorium was
about to immigrate a surgical room, according to a statement.

The sanatorium contingency apologize to a public, a health
bureau pronounced in a statement.

“If we were a chairman on that list we would not appreciate the
doctors even if it was a successful operation,” Weibo (700) user
“Michenchenmi” wrote in a comment.

To hit Bloomberg News staff for this story:
Li Hui in Beijing at

To hit a editors obliged for this story:
Anjali Cordeiro at
Dave McCombs, Terje Langeland

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