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​Vietnamese doctors assaulted for stopping man from taking photos of C-section

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 15:00 GMT+7

Two doctors in Vietnam have been attacked after refusing to let a family member of a pregnant woman take photos of her caesarean section.

The victims are Pham Hai Ninh, an anesthesiologist, and Hoang Duc Trung, a surgical assistant, at the Yen Bai Province Obstetrics and Pediatrics Hospital.

According to reports of the infirmary, Q.T.P.T. underwent a caesarean delivery at the facility at 11:00 am on Tuesday, following a request from the patient and her family.

During the surgery, L.H.N., a family member of T., climbed onto the window of the operation room to take photos of and film the C-section.

The surgical team asked N. to stop such action but they were threatened by the man.

After the caesarean section finished at around 11:40 pm, the surgeons and nurses exited the room before being attacked by N.

Ninh and Trung suffered most of the injuries.

Ninh’s head was bleeding along with a wound in his canthus, while Trung suffered multiple bruises across his bodies, Nguyen Van Tuyen, director of the provincial Department of Health, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.

The two doctors were brought to the Yen Bai Province General Hospital for treatment, Tuyen continued.

“The surgical team was politely asking the man to stop taking photos. They did not have any hostile manner toward him,” the health official stated.

The province’s health department has also asked the Department of Police to deal with the case.

The attacker has escaped following the incident.

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Duy Khang / Tuoi Tre News

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