Being a doctor in China is hard enough as it is, but when you’re doing a routine check up and end up getting attacked for it, what can you do?
Last Wednesday, inside a Nanjing hospital, a female doctor was asked to perform an emergency checkup at 10 p.m. on a man who had injured his testicle.
According to Sina, the man had turned up with his wife requesting a checkup, and after awkwardly asking for a male doctor only to find out that there were none currently on shift, the man ended up lying on a hospital bed, the female doctor drew the curtains for privacy and the checkup went on as usual. It turned out everything was fine, and the couple left the hospital.
Or so she thought! Half an hour later the wife stormed back in and began screaming at the female doctor. As it turns out, the man had criticized the doctor’s actions, and the wife claimed that because the doctor had examined her husband’s private area, it had affected their relationship. The wife then began attacking the doctor, and after slapping her in the face and pulling her hair and pinning her down to the floor, she began to pummel the doctor’s face. The doctor tried to struggle free, but the woman bit her viciously. Oh, and the crazy woman is also a taekwondo instructor. Bad day at work, huh?
The poor doctor now has a severely bruised and swollen face, plus a hand with some nasty bite marks.
Apparently the crazy woman wasn’t aware of what a emergency checkup consisted of, but if there’s been any realisation since the attack it’s too late — the police have already started an investigation and the woman has been arrested and the police have promised to give a strong penalty for such behavior.
By Kitty Lai