Newborn Baby Dragged Upside Down, Doctor Fired


From Sina News:

Infant Born, Hung Upside Down, and Dragged Update: Doctor on Duty Fired

The Beijing News report (Reporter Yang Feng and Intern Ma Jinfeng) — Today (January 30), a media report titled “Infant Dragged Along Ground Upside Down After Being Born [While Mother Was] in Wheelchair” attracted widespread attention. The report stated that in Luoyang, Henan, a pregnant woman gave birth while seated in a wheelchair, with the infant then being dragged over ten meters hanging upside down.

Around 7pm tonight, a representative from the Luoyang city bureau of hygiene circulated a notice claiming that investigation showed that because there were many people in labor and obstetricians were in short supply on the day of the incident, the doctor on duty had not been in the maternity ward long enough, lacked experience and skill, and had therefore handled the situation inappropriately. Currently, the victim has agreed to settle the incident through a lawsuit. The director of the maternity ward as well as the doctor on duty at the time have both been dismissed and had their contracts terminated.

Incident: En route to the delivery room the female infant was “suspended underneath the front of the wheelchair”

The notice said that this year on January first at 9:51pm Ms. Shang, the woman involved in the incident, was taken to the Luoyang Maternal and Children’s health hospital maternity ward because she had experienced menstrual cessation for more than 31 weeks, and had vaginal discharge for half an hour. The doctor learned that the woman involved had been hospitalized within the last week, and had sought treatment at three other hospitals. After a diagnosis of birth defects due to abnormal fetal development. After receiving this diagnosis, the woman involved experienced fetal distress, a ruptured uterus, lack of amniotic fluid, abnormal fetal development and other situations.

After being checked into the hospital, the doctor on duty told the patient “the child may not survive birth, or if it survives it will have birth defects”, At the time, the patient and her husband indicated that they understood and signed off requiring a natural birth. The next morning, the woman experienced irregular contractions, around 10am they began to intensify. Afterwards nurses and doctors worked to gather to use a wheelchair to transport the patient urgently to the delivery room.

While being transported in the wheelchair, the woman gave birth. The notice claimed “The female infant was hanging underneath the front of the wheelchair” Upon discovering the child, medical personal immediately supported the child and brought the mother to the maternity ward to take the appropriate actions. The child weighed 1.1kg. Because the baby girl was premature, and extremely underweight, she was rushed to the neonatal department.

After a medical check, the hospital informed the parents of the infants development and sickness conditions, While keeping in mind that previous ultrasounds had predicted abnormal developments, the parents signed off and gave up treatment, carrying the child away in their arms. The woman continued her hospital stay.

Hospital admits improper conduct, patient agrees to settlement.

January 3rd, the patient raised objections about the problems with the hallway birth to the deputy director of the maternity ward. Through investigation the office believe: hospital employees decisions in response to the birthing process were faulted. They apologized to the patient, and approved her request to retrieve video from the related surveillance cameras.

The involved hospital admits to improper conduct during the incident “because there were many people in labor, the obstetrician on duty at the time was very stressed. He had not been in the maternity ward long enough and therefor was under experienced and unskilled. Throughout the whole process he took many improper actions.”The 3 areas of misconduct included recommending a c-section delivery when there wern’t clear signs of it being necessary, not promptly conducting an exam during urgent contractions, and using a wheelchair to transport a pregnant patient.

The notice said on the morning of January 5th, the patient asked for 150,000 RMB in compensation, and afterwards raised the sum to 200,000 RMB. The hospital recognized that it should bear the appropriate responsibility, but considering the unique conditions of the pregnancy and the rather large amount of compensation asked for by the patient, they would settle this dispute through a lawsuit.

Actions: Director fired, contract of doctor on duty terminated.

The notice stated, after the incident, the hospital’s president and vice president in charge of service along withe the city bureau of hygiene conducted a thorough investigation, and at the same time requesting the bureau of hygiene’s party leadership group to take the appropriate disciplinary actions against the involved hospital. Actions are currently underway.

At the same time, the head of the maternity ward is currently under thorough investigation, and has been criticized in a hospital wide statement. The department director, vice director, head nurse and administrative personal on duty at the time have been excused. The doctor on duty at the time, Qin Hongjuan, had his/her? contract terminated. The hospital also recommended that the city health administration department ban him/her from practice for 6 months to a year. The two nurses involved have been put on a one year probation. ?

Comments from Sina News:


Why are they’re so many people who touch porcelain in our society? Have you thought about that?[a term for extorting money from people originating from antique dealers who would put fragile porcelain pieces in heavily trafficked areas waiting for someone to “touch” the porcelain, then blaming them for the accident and requiring them to pay for the piece]


One one hand the hospital killed a [their] child, on the other hand, they are extorting the hospital. Hospital puffers[an internet term for people who generally resort to insulting and finding fault with others viewpoints without contributing anything useful to a conversation themselves](link?) if when your wife was giving birth your kid was dragged across the floor, would you laugh it off and say the kids dead, forget about it?


All I can say is that this is stereotypical of medical ethics, Today in the realm of healthcare a number of people have already given up on their mission to be a white collared angel. They started to do everything for money’s sake, Cheaters who only look at money!


1. Doctor Qin is really evil, to persist on delaying the ultrasound B. 2. The Video is very clear, the baby was hanging upside down, theres no question it was dragged along the ground. 3. The explanation was really stupid, they should have said it was done by a temporary worker.


Modern public servants and institutions! One word, Money. Two words, black heart[not satisfied with the outcome of the event].


Modern hospitals! They are just like a department of money printing. All they know how to do is make patients get this checked and examine that. They do a big pile of tests and then in the end tell you everything is normal!!! Medical ethics!!! White angels!!!


Bullshit….. under experienced? They’re all deaf, under experienced!


Three people pushing one pregnant woman, its just not one of them thought about her. Nobody paid attention to her reaction. If they had any pride in their work, any spirit of dedication they couldn’t have dragged a child along the ground. Have the doctors seen so much life and death that they have become numb and heartless?


I totally agree with how you put this! At the same time I want to tell you about the problems with our domestic emergency treatment. The families of patients who dial 120 [paramedics] of course think, if the doctor doesn’t carry the patient, who will? We’re paying you! But from a medical perspective and taking into account whats beneficial to the patient, if the doctor is pushing patients around like an idiot who can take care of them while they are in transit? Right now Chinese emergency services are catering first to the families’ requirements and then to medical treatment!


Can someone whose water has been broken for half an hour ride in a wheelchair? Does the doctor have an explanation for this?

用户5340572644[广东湛江][in response to the comment above]

Only fired, thats giving asylum to the no good doctors and nurses, they should look into criminal blame.

属老鼠的牛牛[山东烟台][in response to the comment above]

Yeah, the courts should judge the dismissal of doctors and nurses, the hospital should judge their prison sentences.

米克一号[辽宁大连][in response to the comment above]

Right, the court should close all hospitals nation wide, then whenever anybody has a kid they can just use scissors to give themselves a c-section!


Say what you want, afterwards well have one more reason not to study medicine. Maybe it will be all the worst people in a class who study medicine, maybe they couldn’t get into a good university so they could only study medicine, haha, if its this way well get to enjoy even better medical care in the future!

雪上一棵蒿[山东枣庄] [in response to the comment above]

I’ll never let my kid study medicine! Or else I’ll break his legs! I’ve had enough of this for a lifetime!


Written by Steve Lambert


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