8 Million RMB For MERS Patient

8 Million RMB For MERS Patient

A South Korean man has become China’s first MERS patient, in order to give him emergency treatment Guangdong has spent 8 million RMB just on new equipment. In the hospital ICU, 13 doctors and 50 nurses have encircled him as well as 3 Korean interpreters. The hospital has also arranged nurses to study how to cook Korean food for him. Chinese netizens ask, if it were our countrymen would they have this treatment? The hospital won’t notify his family that he’s out of money?

Source: Netease

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  • TJ
    • Amused

      How glorious!
      Surely they will share this miracle cure with their big brother, closest ally and protector China ;)

  • Amused

    Hey, at least they’ve upgraded their facilities for when the next outbreak of SARS hits. Still, I can see why people would be a tad beefed that they went to all that trouble for a Korean dude and most likely wouldn’t for a native.

  • chucky3176

    The outbreak of Hong Kong flu has killed over 500 people in six months this year, yet China goes bonkers over 1 MERS suspect, and a disease that killed only 25 weak and sick hospital patients in South Korea who got it from an infected person in an emergency room who visited the Middle East. How come nobody’s issuing travel warnings on Hong Kong and China when the Hong Kong flu is much more deadlier than MERS?

    • bujiebuke

      he outbreak of Hong Kong flu has killed over 500 people in six months this year, yet China goes bonkers over 1 MERS suspect

      They’re taking precautionary measures so that 500 more people won’t needlessly die. If that means inconveniencing a few travelers, then so be it, I’m in agreement with their actions so far. Based on this story, it seems the Chinese hospital/administration is going out of their way to accommodate the Korean doctor.

      How come nobody’s issuing travel warnings on Hong Kong and China when the Hong Kong flu is much more deadlier than MERS?

      That’s a question for each individual country. In 2003, the US issued travel warnings for citizens to avoid visiting Beijing and a few other cities.

    • Tszkq

      This year? Are u sure? I never heared of it in China.

  • donscarletti

    Weird, I’ve been sick in China and nobody seemed to give a shit. I look way more foreign than him too. Where is this foreigner privilege and how do I get it?