A brain surgery patient posted video of an exchange of money at a hospital in Shanxi, claiming US$1,400 was paid for a “flying knife” operation. Photo: Handout

Why a US$1,400 ‘flying knife’ operation could cost a Chinese brain surgeon his job

  • Rural neurosurgeon invites specialist from Beijing to carry out complex procedure
  • Off-the-books practice exposed when patient posts footage of cash payment
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A brain surgery patient posted video of an exchange of money at a hospital in Shanxi, claiming US$1,400 was paid for a “flying knife” operation. Photo: Handout
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