Story By: John Feng, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Asia Wire Report
Video Credit: AsiaWire
This incident seen more than 260 million times on Chinese social media reportedly shows an irate mum whacking a hospital nurse in the face with her handbag and breaking her nose.
According to statements by both the hospital and police, the incident happened after the mum and her husband brought their child in for IV fluid treatment on 16th January.
Video from the nurse’s station at Zhangqiu Maternity and Child Care Hospital in Jinan, capital of Shandong Province in East China, shows the child’s shirtless father, Mr Ren, hitting the counter and pointing at one of the nurses behind the desk.
Moments later, his wife, Ms Zhang, appears and swings her bag at the nurse, Ms Li, reportedly striking her in the face and causing a so called ‘comminuted’ fracture where her nose bone was broken in more than one place.
According to staff at the hospital, Mr Ren arrived intoxicated, and appeared to take issue with the way Ms Li performed the intravenous treatment of his sick child.
Witnesses said he lost his temper and tore off his shirt when Ms Li followed procedure by completing the IV insertion and then removing a pillow from under the child’s arm.
Local police were called after Mr Ren and his wife reportedly threatened Ms Li with further violence.
The couple were detained, but the authorities said Ms Zhang, who is still nursing her child, was remanded on bail pending a future trial.
Mr Ren was jailed for seven days for assault.
The hospital said Ms Li was still receiving treatment for her broken nose, which will require surgery.
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