Caixin
Jan 07, 2022 07:43 PM
CHINA

Vice Premier Warns Against Turning Away Patients Amid Uproar Over Miscarriage

Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan held a special meeting Thursday to plan how to guarantee medical care amid Covid-19 restrictions. Photo: CCTV screenshot
Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan held a special meeting Thursday to plan how to guarantee medical care amid Covid-19 restrictions. Photo: CCTV screenshot

Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan warned medical institutions across the country that there’s never an excuse to reject patients, after multiple cases of residents in the Covid-hit city of Xi’an being denied entry to hospitals due to drastic lockdown measures, sparking a public outcry.

One of the most high-profile cases was an eight-month pregnant woman who miscarried Saturday night at a hospital gate in the capital of Northwest China’s Shaanxi province. She had been refused admission because the validity of her most recent Covid-19 test result had expired.

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