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Doctor with baby on his back rescues patient

By Wu Yan | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2017-03-29 14:15

Doctor with baby on his back rescues patient

Xu Yilong (right, first) carries out emergency procedure while carrying his daughter on his back at Yushan People's Hospital in Jiangxi province on March 25. [Photo from t.people.com.cn]

A photo of a doctor with a baby strapped to his back carrying out emergency work at a hospital in Yushan county, East China's Jiangxi province, moved many people and went viral, Jiangxi TV reported.

Xu Yilong, director of Emergency Department at Yushan People's Hospital, was taking a walk with his three-month-old daughter on his back near the hospital at about 7 pm on March 25, a rest day for him.

A call came in, informing him that a patient was in critical condition. Xu arrived at the ward in three minutes and began the emergency procedure immediately, without even stopping to put down his daughter or put on his medical uniform.

He continued to treat the patient with the baby on his back for more than 10 minutes until the patient got better. Only when a family member of a patient in the next bed asked him to put down his daughter, did he realize that he was carrying her all the time.

The doctor managed to bring the patient's condition under control and transferred him to an intensive care unit.

Moved by the doctor's action, a witness, surnamed Xu, took the photo and shared it on WeChat. "The doctor and nurses displayed a spirit of healing the wounded and rescuing the dying,” she said.

Many internet users applauded the doctor, adding that he was a good man and a great father. Zhanfenggan, a netizen, wrote that the doctor "carries hope on his back and life in his hands".

"He carried his baby to save my uncle's life in the emergency ward. It really moved my family," said the patient's relative, surnamed Dong.

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