A doctor in Chaozhou has found himself in the crosshairs of a family that lost a relative to alcoholism.
It all started on Tuesday (March 4) when a heavily inebriated man showed up at Chaozhou Hospital. A doctor tried to treat him, but the patient died from an alcohol overdose. The family, however, clearly believe the doctor didn’t do enough to save their relative, so they rounded up more than 100 people to protest at the hospital the following day, leaving the doctor distraught and in tears.
The protest out front of the hospital has gone viral on Sina Weibo, and comments are pouring in. Here are a few highlights:
“First, check to see if there’s a medical accident. If not, these protesters should be severely punished. My parents are doctors. I often see them running out to the hospital at night to save people’s lives. The protest will definitely hurt the doctor, maybe even damage him psychologically.”
“What? It lasted for half of hour? Even the police are controlled by this family?”
“Surely, not all doctors are good, but we are hoping that they all have a heart to save people’s lives. Everyone faces diseases and eventually die, this family should be reasonable and face it.”
“I have to admit, being doctor is a dangerous career at present.”