Story By: John Feng, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Asia Wire Report
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This incident with over 180 million views shows a doctor forced to perform CPR on a dead patient whose family members refused to accept his death and beat medics so they would keep trying to save him.
The incident took place at Hejiang County People’s Hospital, in the city of Luzhou in China’s south-western Sichuan Province, after a 53-year-old male patient named as Mr Cai was admitted following cardiac arrest on 16th January.
According to Hejiang police, the doctors and nurses attempted to resuscitate Mr Cai from 7:49pm local time until he was finally pronounced dead at 9:14pm.
However, accompanying relatives of the deceased patient refused to accept his death, attacking three doctors at the facility during a physical altercation in which medics were allegedly forced to continue performing chest compressions under the threat of further violence.
In the footage – currently trending under the hashtag ‘3 family members attack doctors’, which currently has an aggregate total of over 180 million views – a female medic can be seen attempting to revive Mr Cai during the chaotic scenes.
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One male doctor can be seen lying on the hospital floor with his head against a wall, having reportedly been knocked to the ground by the Mr Cai’s family members.
Hejiang police, who were called during the dispute, said Mr Cai’s sister, 46, brother-in-law, 46, and the couple’s son, 22, were arrested following the incident.
Mr Cai’s brother-in-law remains in custody while his sister and nephew were released pending the results of an ongoing investigation.
Similar incidents, which are known in China as ‘yinao’ or ‘medical fracas’, have made headlines in recent years, with hospital staff going on strike to call for stricter laws protecting medical personnel.
Last week, a nurse in Jinan, in Shandong Province in East China, suffered multiple fractures to her nose when a young patient’s mother allegedly swung a bag and struck her in the face in a deliberate attack.
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