Bloody Qtips and Chinese Hospitcal Hygeine
Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 31, 2012
The other day I had to go to a Chinese hospital/gulag camp. While there, I had to give a blood sample, which I figured could not be too problematic a thing to do.
Upon arriving at the designated location, however, I spied those little blood speckled qtips on the floor at my feet….
yeah, here I am sitting at a blood letting table in a Chinese hospital and the guy taking samples is not wearing gloves, he’s grabbing at my arm and I am sitting amidst a floor full of potentially hazardous waste.
I jerked my hand back from the guy and told him it was ok, I could prick my own finger and he could test the blood. He did so, then did not cleanse the wound nor his hands and I walked off, thankful to be alive.
As for the qtips, some may worry about things like AIDS, but that virus does not live long outside the body. The more pressing concern would be things like hepatitis and the like. But this is China where lives are a dime a dozen, so who really worries about things like hospital hygeine?
China, thousands of years old and still not civilized.