Hospital Staff Forced to Kowtow for Forgiveness at Patient’s Funeral

After a patient died allegedly from medical malpractice in Shaanxi province, the hospital’s president and more than 40 staff members put on heavy mourning garments and attended the patient’s funeral, where the president gave a tearful self-criticism speech and kowtowed with the rest of the staff to the portrait of the deceased. The hospital was even forced to close for three months by the patient’s family as punishment or else pay an indemnity of three million yuan (US$476,000). A video clip of the funeral was uploaded to the Internet and has since been heatedly discussed by netizens.

From Ministry of Tofu