Chapter 59: Going to the Hospital in China | Speaking of China

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  1. globalgal
    globalgal April 21, 2010 at 2:38 am | | Reply

    I just wrote a post about my husband’s visit to a Chinese ER for simple antibiotic treatment – the kind of thing we would treat in a doctor’s office in the US, normally with pills. Although it was strange to be in the ER for this, all the treatment procedures were inline with what I would expect in the US or Canada.

    Are you going to be writing about the SARS period? I look forward to that, since I was working at a hospital in Toronto with SARS patients at that same time, and I’m curious as to how life in China compared to TO during the ordeal. (And it was an ordeal!)
    .-= globalgal´s last blog ..Weekly Round-Up =-.

  2. Jessica
    Jessica April 21, 2010 at 7:44 am | | Reply

    Ohhh, SARS. I was in Kunming all during SARS, and although it never seriously affected Yunnan province it was still an uncertain time to be a foreigner in China. When more recently the H1N1 epidemic started up I happened to get a cold around the same time and the school where I work required me to go get tested for H1N1 before they’d let me return to work. I went to the hospital that happened to be the ground zero for SARS in Beijing and spoke with a doctor who had a few nurses actually die in her department during SARS. She said there was absolutely no comparison between H1N1 and SARS, SARS was much much scarier.

    I’ve gotten used to going to the hospital for regular medical care (and even when you’re not sick, routine checkups, like I had when I was pregnant, all required a visit to the hospital) but at first it is sort of odd if you’re not used to that system.
    .-= Jessica´s last blog ..I’m 30! =-.

  3. Crystal
    Crystal April 21, 2010 at 2:50 pm | | Reply

    OMG, Jocelyn!
    The final of your article reminds me the horror movies with sequels, where you think that the evil was defeated, but the last shots show one of the personages looking at you with red eyes 🙂
    .-= Crystal´s last blog ..Ten Popular Chinese Female Singers =-.

  4. Juliet
    Juliet April 22, 2010 at 10:16 am | | Reply

    Wow…I forgot that that was around the time SARS happened. I got chills reading the end of your post.
    .-= Juliet´s last blog ..A milestone for William. =-.

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