Doctor crying after working day and night to treat coronavirus patients
Published: 01:41 PM, 28 January 2020 Updated: 01:46 PM, 28 January 2020
The new coronavirus has so far killed at least 106 people and infected more than 4,500 others in China. Hospitals in central China's Hubei Province, the epicentre of the outbreak, are overloaded with patients. Doctors have been working relentlessly to treat coronavirus patients.
More than 500,000 medical workers in the Province have given up their Chinese New Year holidays and returned to their posts to fight the deadly disease around the clock. It has been reported that staff at a Wuhan hospital are wearing adult diapers under their hazmat suits. The province, especially its capital Wuhan, is still facing serious shortage of medical resources.
Recently, video footage went viral on social media, showing a female medical worker in China crying and screaming 'I can't take it anymore' after working day and night to treat coronavirus patients. Colleagues try to console the distressed woman while wearing medical masks.
According to online accounts, the 14-second video was taken in a hospital in Wuhan and captures an exhausted doctor breaking down in an office.
In another video, a doctor is seen having an emotional breakdown over the lack of resources in the hospital. He can be seen in a full-body hazmat suit, face mask and goggles becoming upset over the lack of beds for the patients on the floor.
The doctor is heard saying: "No I don't need more doctors, I already have doctors, the problem is there's no more beds available!" His colleagues try to comfort him but he grows increasingly stressed.
Meanwhile, a separate trending video, posted by a social media user called 'Jing Tang', purports to show a male doctor yelling at a hospital's manager over the phone.
In the video, the man is seen scolding the manager for not helping him out in treating patients infected with the deadly virus. As a result, he had to work non-stop in the lead up to the Chinese New Year, he shouted in the clip.
The original uploader removed the clip from his social media accounts last Thursday. In a post, the web user apologised for publishing the video, explaining that he had not considered its impact his act would bring to the doctor in question.