Sunday, 5 January 2014

Medical news from China's media

In Shanghai, an ENT specialist has rejected accusations from a former student of of stealing Australian cochlear implant technology, saying the allegations are driven by a grudge held by a colleague after he was refused preferential treatment. Professor Wang Zhengmin, a specialist at Fudan University Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital has been accused by Dr Wang Yucheng of copying foreign technology to register patents for an artificial cochlea and exaggerating his number of theses.
According to the Shanghai Daily, Professor Wang Zhengmin rejected the accusations, saying they were driven by hatred from a former colleague who was rejected after requests for financial help and preferential treatment were rejected .

Also in the Shanghai Daily,the top complaints from patients relating to hospitals include dirty toilets and the high costs of treatment, according to a survey of local hospitals. Other common complaints included poor food and hygiene problems left many hospitalized patients dissatisfied.
The survey of 6,500 patients by Shanghai Medical Ethos Association, also found that lack of access to a doctor and limited health resources were major reasons for  dissatisfaction. The numbers of doctors shared by 10,000 residents in Shanghai halved in the last 20 years due to an increase in population.

In the China Daily, medical insurance in Beijing has been extended to cover higher costs for severe and chronic diseases for the unemployed.

Meanwhile in Shanghai, an 86-year old man has been diagnosed with avian influenza A(H7N9),  the 145th human case reported from the mainland.

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