Not amused

Global Times - Weekend - - OPINION -

Ac­cord­ing to re­cent me­dia re­ports, the newly em­ployed post­grad­u­ates and doc­tors of medicine in a hos­pi­tal in Guangzhou, East China’s Guang­dong Prov­ince, have had their pre-job train­ing in an amuse­ment park. They serve in var­i­ous posts such as food and bev­er­age ser­vice, re­tail, clean-up and tour guid­ing. While many ne­ti­zens ex­pressed their doubts over this ar­range­ment as they be­lieve a new doc­tor should start in a hos­pi­tal and look af­ter pa­tients, some staff mem­bers of this Guangzhou hos­pi­tal ex­plained that new em­ploy­ees can prac­tice the skills of com­mu­ni­cat­ing with oth­ers and learn to be co­op­er­a­tive. More im­por­tantly, the aim is to cul­ti­vate in new doc­tors a sense of “serv­ing the peo­ple.” In re­cent years, China has been ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a lot of vi­o­lence against doc­tors, as many pa­tients are dis­sat­is­fied with the in­dif­fer­ent at­ti­tude of doc­tors in treat­ing pa­tients. The hos­pi­tal in Guangzhou de­serves a thumb-up for choos­ing a train­ing en­vi­ron­ment to help its doc­tors cope with the in­creas­ing so­cial de­mand for bet­ter treat­ment.

Il­lus­tra­tions: Peter C. Espina/GT

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