[The Epoch Times, January 28, 2022](The Epoch Times reporters Gu Qinger and Li Xin’an interviewed and reported) “The operating room is full of money”, after the banner hanging at the annual meeting of Dongguan Kanghua Hospital was exposed, it caused public opinion shelling. In this regard, a doctor in mainland China disclosed to The Epoch Times various shady stories about the medical field in mainland China.
The banner detonated public opinion that the hospital was involved in dozens of medical disputes
A few days ago, a picture of the dinner party hall with “Tigers and tigers welcome the new year, the operating room is full of money!” circulated on the Internet. This is the 2022 year-end summary meeting held in the operating room of Dongguan Kanghua Hospital on the evening of January 21.
On the evening of January 26, the hospital issued an “apology statement”, saying that the “self-organized” dinner party “organized” by some staff in the operating room of the hospital “in order to create a relaxed dining atmosphere” was a banner “made” by the hospital’s nurses, and said ” The content of the banner is grossly inappropriate.”
However, mainland netizens did not buy this “apology statement”, most people believed that “medical care was originally meant to save people”, “the main purpose of today’s hospitals is to make money, and treating illnesses and saving people is secondary”, “Finally tell the truth! “Now it’s being said naked.”
Dongguan Kanghua Hospital was built by Dongguan Kanghua Group with an investment of 2.6 billion yuan (RMB, the same below). The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Guangdong Kanghua Medical Co., Ltd., and Kanghua Medical is a Hong Kong-listed company.
According to the Beijing Youth Daily, Dongguan Kanghua Hospital Co., Ltd. was warned and fined 10,000 yuan by the Dongguan Municipal Health Bureau for “failure to write medical records in accordance with regulations.” According to information from Credit China, there was a medical accident in Dongguan Kanghua Hospital, and the doctor was mainly responsible.
In addition, the company was involved in 88 judicial cases, mostly caused by medical service contract disputes and medical damage liability disputes.
In recent years, the mainland’s medical system has been severely corrupted, with frequent cases of abuse. Drug prices are inflated, medical treatment is difficult and expensive, red envelopes are received, medical ethics have deteriorated, the contradiction between doctors and patients has been intensified, and violent incidents have occurred frequently.
Lin Xiuyan (pseudonym), a doctor from a city hospital in Hebei, disclosed to the Epoch Times reporter the dark side of the mainland’s medical system on January 28.
“We have three parts of income, wages, bonuses, and medicines. Medicines are gray income. If the average monthly income is 5,000 yuan, it is 60,000 yuan a year. The hospital mainly earns money for medicines and equipment consumables.” Lin Xiuyan Say.
In addition, the phenomenon of receiving red envelopes has always existed. Lin Xiuyan said that the signing doctor, the chief surgeon, and the anesthesiologist all received it. The situation in the vast hospital in the north was even more serious. The patients who went there also had money, and they paid tens of thousands of dollars.
“In the past, anesthesia for minor surgery was simple, but now you have to be given general anesthesia; there are also various blood draws, ventilators, arterial testing, EEG testing, etc. In the past, a general anesthesia might cost 3,000 yuan, but now there are various names. Together, it is estimated to cost 10,000 yuan. So the operating room is full of money,” she said.
In January 2017, the CCP proposed to implement the “two-vote system” in order to so-called compress the circulation of medicines. The so-called “two-invoice system” means that the drug is sold from the pharmaceutical factory to the first-level distributor to issue an invoice, and the distributor sells to the hospital and issues an invoice again.
However, a pharmaceutical representative of a pharmaceutical company revealed that this approach is not beneficial to doctors, patients, hospitals or pharmaceutical companies, and the only beneficiary is the local government.
“It’s just that there are no middlemen from the pharmaceutical factory to the hospital. In the past, there was a pharmaceutical village company to make a difference in the price, and the fare was too high. Now the (profit) of the medicine has shrunk by at least 50%.” Lin Xiuyan said.
Lin Xiuyan said that under such circumstances, the hospital found various routines to accept patients. For example, the directors went to the village hospital and sent a patient to 200 to 1,000. There are also rural doctors who are also in the business of selling patients and pharmaceutical agents, taking them from both ends. In short, there are all kinds of ways to survive, all kinds of chaos.
She revealed that the department of anesthesiology uses a variety of examinations (patients) and anesthesia is over-medicated. For example, when performing a caesarean section operation, spinal anesthesia was enough in the past. In order to make money, the anesthesiologist insisted on adding some basic anesthesia to the patient and charged more money.
She said that the sentence also rhymed and hoped that “everyone in the operating room makes money”. Because now the hospital is responsible for its own profits and losses, and the government does not care, the hospital has no choice but to find a way to make money, recruit patients, and become a medical business. “I heard that civil servants will not be able to pay salaries this year, and the government and hospitals have borrowed money to pay salaries,” she said.
Responsible editor: Li Muen#