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Female Chinese doctors are ‘forced’ to shave their heads before they go to Wuhan to fight the corona virus

Female Chinese doctors are ‘forced’ to shave their heads to show their determination to fight coronavirus before being sent to the Wuhan epicenter

  • A Chinese hospital was accused of forcing its female employees to go bald
  • Footage shows the doctors crying while they shaved their hair last week
  • They prepared to go to Wuhan to help local doctors treat patients
  • The hospital said the nurses were willing to be skinheads to prevent the corona virus

A hospital in China has been accused of forcing female doctors to shave their hair to show their determination to fight the new corona virus before it is sent to Wuhan to treat patients.

Trending images show around a dozen nurses with their long locks shaved during a farewell ceremony and many of them can be seen with tears in their eyes.

The clip led to a stir among internet users, many of whom criticized the hospital’s requirement. The hospital later claimed that all employees had offered to become completely bald to prevent infections.

Video released by Chinese newspaper Gansu Daily shows a female medic crying when a hairdresser shaves her hair before being sent to the Wuhan corona virus epicenter

The clip led to a stir among internet users, many of whom criticized the hospital's requirement

The clip led to a stir among internet users, many of whom criticized the hospital's requirement

Video released by Chinese newspaper Gansu Daily shows female doctors crying when hairdressers shave their hair before being sent to work in Wuhan coronavirus epicenter

Fifteen female medical workers from the Gansu Provincial Women's and Children's Hospital were sent to Wuhan to work on Saturday and it is said that 14 of them eventually shaved their heads

Fifteen female medical workers from the Gansu Provincial Women's and Children's Hospital were sent to Wuhan to work on Saturday and it is said that 14 of them eventually shaved their heads

Fifteen female medical workers from the Gansu Provincial Women’s and Children’s Hospital were sent to Wuhan to work on Saturday and it is said that 14 of them eventually shaved their heads

The video shows some nurses who seem reluctant while their hair is being shaved by a team of hairdressers. A few were depicted crying during and after the trial in Lanzhou, Gansu

The video shows some nurses who seem reluctant while their hair is being shaved by a team of hairdressers. A few were depicted crying during and after the trial in Lanzhou, Gansu

The video shows some nurses who seem reluctant while their hair is being shaved by a team of hairdressers. A few were depicted crying during and after the trial in Lanzhou, Gansu

The controversy began when the local newspaper Gansu Daily uploaded the images in question to their social media account on Saturday.

Fifteen female medical workers from the Gansu Provincial Women’s and Children’s Hospital are getting ready to go to Wuhan in the clip and it is said that 14 of them eventually shaved their heads.

They would leave the city of Lanzhou, the provincial capital of Gansu, the same afternoon.

The video shows some doctors who seem reluctant while having their hair cut by a team of hairdressers. A few were depicted crying during and after the trial.

Some social media users claimed that the hospital used the ceremony to attract media attention.

Such a remark said it was unacceptable for management to “force others to sacrifice to promote the spirit of dedication.”

Another asked: “Is this necessary?” They could have tied [their hair] or had short hair. ”

The photo shows a number of female physicians showing off their long hair for the event

The photo shows a number of female physicians showing off their long hair for the event

The photo shows a number of female physicians showing off their long hair for the event

The photo shows the employees who express their determination after shaving their heads

The photo shows the employees who express their determination after shaving their heads

The photo shows the employees who express their determination after shaving their heads

The hospital denied the allegation that they had forced their employees to shave their heads, claiming that all nurses had chosen to become bald on their own and that it was a “common practice” among doctors.

A spokesperson for Gansu Provincial Women’s and Children’s Hospital told Red Star news yesterday: ‘Many internet users do not know the situation, but this is very common for medical workers and can be observed in many places in the country.

‘Most important is that [going bald] can prevent infection. It is also easy [for them] to clean. “

The newspaper said that many medical workers had decided to go to the hairdresser before they were flown to Hubei, the epicenter of the outbreak.

A columnist from the news store Southcn.com argued that it was “unnecessary” to be skinheads.

The National Health Commission of China has so far sent 21,569 medical workers from across the country in 189 groups to Wuhan to help combat the corona virus. This photo taken on January 30 shows a doctor wearing a face mask and looking at the scan results of a patient in a hospital in Wuhan

The National Health Commission of China has so far sent 21,569 medical workers from across the country in 189 groups to Wuhan to help fight the corona virus. This photo taken on January 30 shows a doctor wearing a face mask and looking at the scan results of a patient in a hospital in Wuhan

The National Health Commission of China has so far sent 21,569 medical workers from across the country in 189 groups to Wuhan to help fight the corona virus. This photo taken on January 30 shows a doctor wearing a face mask and looking at the scan results of a patient in a hospital in Wuhan

The Beijing People's Liberation Army has also sent 2,600 military doctors to the zero level of the epidemic. A doctor is seen putting on protective glasses in Wuhan

The Beijing People's Liberation Army has also sent 2,600 military doctors to the zero level of the epidemic. A doctor is seen putting on protective glasses in Wuhan

The Beijing People’s Liberation Army has also sent 2,600 military doctors to the zero level of the epidemic. A doctor is seen putting on protective glasses in Wuhan

The author said that some female doctors in Wuhan had indeed helped each other shorten her, so that they did not have to spend too much time taking care of it, but she could shave completely.

The author wrote: ‘Given those who go [to Wuhan] his first line medical staff, [they] must have sufficient knowledge to protect themselves [against the virus], therefore, they must have the right to choose their hairstyle and be responsible for it.

‘If medical workers can do their job well with combed hair. Why do they have to have their hair cut? “

The National Health Commission of China has so far sent 21,569 medical workers from across the country in 189 groups to Wuhan to help fight the corona virus. Xinhua.

The Beijing People’s Liberation Army has also sent 2,600 military doctors to the zero level of the epidemic Chinese state press agency said.

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