The woman tried to stab Hospital nurse Chen Ling in the chest, but Chen managed to grab hold of the 6” knife. She suffered several cuts to her left hand and a scratch on her abdomen, but is now recovering from her injuries..
Around 9 am, the woman who, according to reports, was older than 50, entered the emergency room and said she was looking for a doctor in the mental health department. Chen recognized her as someone she had seen before looking for the same doctor. Chen offered to take her to the outpatient service. But the woman suddenly took a knife from her bag and attacked Chen.
Chen said she had no idea why the woman tried to stab her because she did not know the woman, nor had the woman been treated in the emergency room.
Several doctors were able to subdue the woman and took her to the nearest police station..
The hospital explained that the woman had had a caesarean at this hospital 16 years ago. The woman claimed that the operation had affected her life, but the hospital’s medical appraisal said the operation had no side effects on her.
China is seeing a growing number of violent assaults on hospital professional and care worker in recent months, just like many other Western countries.
On April 13, a patient named Lu Fuke stabbed two doctors in the neck in two Beijing hospitals. That case remains under investigation.
On March 23, a 17-year-old patient, Li Mengnan, stabbed medical staff in a hospital in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, leaving one intern dead and three other staff members injured. He had reportedly done so because he thought he did not receive immediate care.
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