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Author Topic: What Is UP With China@!?#  (Read 1756 times)

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Offline Inchlingblue

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What Is UP With China@!?#
« on: July 16, 2010, 12:52:55 PM »
China hospital refuses to treat woman with HIV
(AFP) Ė 9 hours ago

BEIJING ó A Chinese hospital refused to treat a migrant worker seriously injured in a wage dispute after doctors found out the woman was HIV-positive, her co-worker said Friday.

Li Na, 37, was beaten up Monday when she and fellow workers at a construction site in the Inner Mongolia region asked their company for their unpaid wages, and was sent to hospital, Wu Jibiao told AFP.

"She was badly hit five to six times and she was spitting blood, but when doctors did some tests and found out she was HIV-positive, they refused to treat her," he said.

"They didn't give her a room either and our company said they would not pay us if she didn't leave (hospital), so she eventually had to go. But she's still spitting blood now, her blood pressure is sky high and she can't walk."
Wu said doctors told Li's co-workers that she was HIV-positive -- a sensitive issue in China where people with HIV/AIDS still encounter huge discrimination.

"Now she doesn't want to live because her co-workers don't want to talk to her, they all look down on her now," he said.

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« Last Edit: July 16, 2010, 02:38:59 PM by Inchlingblue »

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Re: What Is UP With China@!?#
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2010, 01:52:23 PM »

   How tragic is this?  I wonder if it was the same hospital that caused her infection that turned her away.
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Re: What Is UP With China@!?#
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2010, 01:54:45 PM »
another reason not to shop at Walmart (and other stores full of Chinese goods).

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Re: What Is UP With China@!?#
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2010, 02:32:09 PM »
With a population of 1.3 billion unless you can show me where this is a systemic institutional issue I'm going to have to give Hu Jintao as pass.
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Re: What Is UP With China@!?#
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2010, 02:43:11 PM »
I should have cut & pasted the whole article, there's more:

According to Wu, Li contracted HIV more than 10 years ago when she gave blood in the central province of Henan, her home region.

Henan was the scene of a huge scandal in the 1990s when people were infected by HIV after repeatedly selling their blood to collection stations that pooled it into a tub and then injected it back into them after taking the plasma.


Miss P, the article does say, that in China "people with HIV/AIDS still encounter huge discrimination."

Offline hope_for_a_cure

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Re: What Is UP With China@!?#
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2010, 08:43:35 PM »
That is pathetic but not surprising. 


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