NSTworld Covid-19 shows plight of China 's overworked, underappreciated doctors
HONG KONG: The Covid-19 coronavirus epidemic has shined a spotlight on another simmering crisis in China ’s healthcare system: a critical shortage of doctors.
In December, a man killed a doctor at a Beijing hospital after a disagreement over his mother’s care.The government has tried to relieve pressure on public hospitals by promoting community hospitals and allowing public system doctors to also work at private clinics. But some public hospitals threaten to fire those who moonlight elsewhere, one doctor said.
The Feb 7 death of Li Wenliang, the ophthalmologist who was among the first to call attention to the coronavirus, and the death of the director of a Wuhan hospital this week have called attention to the risks those treating the disease face.A Feb 14 post on Weibo, the Twitter-like social media platform, read: “This epidemic has shown how lacking in resources our medical system is. And with all the evil attacks on doctors in recent years, there will definitely be fewer people willing to study medicine.” - REUTERS
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