Dr Au Yiu-kai at the hospital in Khan Younis, Gaza, with a 15-year-old boy who was able to walk again after Dr Au removed shrapnel from his thigh. Photo: SCMP Pictures Dr Au Yiu-kai at the hospital in Khan Younis, Gaza, with a 15-year-old boy who was able to walk again after Dr Au removed shrapnel from his thigh. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Dr Au Yiu-kai at the hospital in Khan Younis, Gaza, with a 15-year-old boy who was able to walk again after Dr Au removed shrapnel from his thigh. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Local surgeon finds his calling in the danger zone

Dr Au Yiu-kai says his family worries when he rushes off to treat patients in places like Gaza, but after more than 10 years they're used to it

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Dr Au Yiu-kai at the hospital in Khan Younis, Gaza, with a 15-year-old boy who was able to walk again after Dr Au removed shrapnel from his thigh. Photo: SCMP Pictures Dr Au Yiu-kai at the hospital in Khan Younis, Gaza, with a 15-year-old boy who was able to walk again after Dr Au removed shrapnel from his thigh. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Dr Au Yiu-kai at the hospital in Khan Younis, Gaza, with a 15-year-old boy who was able to walk again after Dr Au removed shrapnel from his thigh. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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