By Jean Cao Junchen
Three Wuhan doctors who were diagnosed with cancer condemned their hospital’s improper radiation control, which previously caused some doctors to go on strike, according to Beijing News .
Three female doctors working at Wuhan Union Hospital in Hubei province were diagnosed with thyroid carcinoma this year. They released a statement Monday accusing the hospital of lacking proper controls on radiation, and protection for doctors and staff. They said they have suffered both physically and mentally from exposure to radiation.
One of the three doctors said at least four other doctors in the hospital have been diagnosed with similar cancers in recent years.
Some medical staff previously went on strike, forcing the hospital to stop related radiation surgery for a period of time, the doctor said, but protections were still not improved.
In an announcement on Thursday, the hospital denied the accusations and stated that protections in place met all regulations on clinical activities related to radiation control.
The Health Department of Hubei Province also released a statement, saying the radiation levels at Wuhan Union Hospital met the required safety standards.