The medical staff in the Wuhan epidemic center is facing tremendous unprecedented pressure as people increasingly flock to the hospital. As of January 26, the Corona virus has now killed 55 people, all of whom are Chinese, and nearly 400 new infections have been discovered.
China has mobilized more medical staff from other provinces and cities to support Wuhan. However, facilities and medical equipment are in a state of exhaustion. Despite difficult and harsh circumstances, even if they had to wear diapers to go to the toilet, many medical doctors were still threatened and humiliated by medical examination and treatment.
According to Yahoo TW, a Chinese netizen shared a screenshot of this conversation with a female friend working in a hospital. The nurse in the news told her friend that she was not allowed to take a holiday during this year’s New Year due to the outbreak of Wuhan pneumonia.
Video message of a nurse with a friend.
The team of doctors in Wuhan is under tremendous pressure with an increasing number of patients.
The nurse recounted that she had met a fever patient in the hospital, so she asked the man to wear a mask to prevent cross-contamination with others. However, this man went crazy and threw the mask she gave. The man shouted: “I have been infected, what is the use of a mask now?“.
However, not stopping there, the man stood up, removed the nurse’s medical mask and spit on her face, then told the surrounding medical staff: “If I couldn’t live on, all the girls would die with me“.
The nurse told her friend that she had cried for the first time in her career as a nurse and shortly after she was quarantined in the hospital. Despite the irony, the nurse was optimistic and believed that she would be okay.
In addition, an article shared on Weibo said a doctor in Wuhan had the same experience. Accordingly, this doctor was angry at the home of a patient and ripped his shirt because the hospital was overloaded, everything was burned down.
Doctors in Wuhan were humiliated and attacked by patients and family members.
“Why are you wearing a protective vest. If we are going to die then everyone must die together“the family of an angry patient said.
Not only was pressure on the victim’s family, the doctors at the Wuhan Center were also helpless at the situation when the hospital leadership disappeared during this stressful period. According to Yahoo News, a total of 15 health workers had contracted coronary pneumonia and one of them died on January 24. They not only come into contact with an infected person, they also have to work too hard. However, they are not allowed to rest or have any special protection.
A video that has been circulating on Chinese social media shows a medical worker wearing a protective uniform is furious when he is unable to meet with hospital leaders.
“When can we see you? How do we get home and spend time with our family during the Chinese New Year? What did he do?“, the male medical staff pressing.
The man was also angry, saying that his subordinates had to arrange four shifts, they only get a little break during the meal and then return to work. Clearly, the man’s words were not satisfactorily answered from the other end of the line. “I did not make a fuss. The patient is lying there. What do we have to do?“said the helpless man.
Male medical staff pressing when talking with hospital leaders over the phone.
It can be seen that the medical team at Wuhan epidemic center is sacrificing both its health, strength and personal time to care for and treat patients. However, they do not receive respect and protection. A Lunar New Year season is about to pass, they are not home and no one is sure that the disease will be controlled soon.