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Beijing Punishes Medical Staff After Treatment Delay Turns Fatal

Beijing health authorities penalized some administrative and medical staff after a delay in treatment rendered to a 31-year-old man earlier this month led to his death.

Four employees for the Beijing district of Shunyi’s local government, hospital, and emergency center were punished for a series of misconducts including the delayed dispatch of an ambulance, misjudgment of the medical situation, and management loopholes in dealing with an emergency call, according to a statement.