Taipei hospital under fire for operating room video

Want China Times
Date: 2015-04-14
By: Liao Pei-yu and Staff Reporter

The Tri-Service General Hospital in Taipei came under fire at the beginning of April after

A screenshot from the controversial video. (Photo/Liao Pei-yu)

A screenshot from the controversial video. (Photo/Liao Pei-yu)

some of its staff published a video featuring surgery sessions for their fun and mutual encouragement, reports our Chinese-language sister paper China Times.

The video featured several members of the hospital’s medical staff, as well as footage and photos of patients lying on the operating table. The staff were shown sewing patients, holding bloody parts of patients’s bodies with one hand and giving a thumbs up with the other.

A spokesperson for Taiwan Healthcare Reform Foundation (THRF), an independent non-governmental organization that advocates on behalf of patient’s rights in Taiwan, said the staff should not make fun of patients and should respect their right to privacy.     [FULL  STORY]

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