Recently, a group of patients from the largest hospital in China are attempting to talk with the government after being infected with HIV from various surgeries or transfusions. It appears that when they were seeking restitution from the mayor, a security guard beat one of the females, Wang, in the hallway. He apparently kicked her in the abdomen and threw her against a set of stairs. They then continued to wait to speak with government officials but to no avail. Breitbart reports:
Wang said she was infected in the largest hospital in the city of 1.4 million people during surgery in the 1990s, but she was unclear whether it was the surgery to remove a stomach tumor or to give birth.
A local court recently rejected Wang's lawsuit against the hospital.
"The courts should accept my case," Wang said. "I also want to know what the government policy is towards people like us. They've never told me what kind of assistance I'm supposed to get, what our rights are."
An employee who answered the phone at the government office denied anyone was beaten.
Like Wang, many people in China have been infected with HIV while receiving blood transfusions in hospitals before China's blood supply was cleaned up at the turn of the century.
It's stories like this that should trigger national attention because this is blatant neglect for human rights. The international community witnesses this time and time again and is doing nothing about. It's frustrating because we choose to turn away from these abuses in hopes that China keeps supplying the local dollar store.