China’s medical system has been put under pressure by Beijing’s sudden pivot from zero-Covid. Photo: EPA-EFE
China’s medical system has been put under pressure by Beijing’s sudden pivot from zero-Covid. Photo: EPA-EFE

Covid-19: China’s ‘exhausted’ doctors and nurses work long hours for reduced pay

  • Doctors and nurses in some of China’s public hospitals are facing pay cuts or salary delays amid a surge in coronavirus cases
  • Beijing’s zero-Covid policy over the past three years has exacerbated fiscal strain on some local governments

China’s medical system has been put under pressure by Beijing’s sudden pivot from zero-Covid. Photo: EPA-EFE
China’s medical system has been put under pressure by Beijing’s sudden pivot from zero-Covid. Photo: EPA-EFE
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