Staff punished over phone theft charges

BEIJING: Four senior members of the medical staff at Guangzhou No 8 People’s Hospital have been punished — including the director of security, who was removed from his post — after a woman, was investigated earlier this week on suspicion of stealing a mobile phone from the hospital’s isolation ward for coronavirus patients.
According to a statement released by The Guangzhou Party Commission for Discipline Inspection on Thursday, ZouShangrong, vice-president of the hospital, and Chen Fengjuan, deputy director of the hospital’s medical section, were admonished.
The director of the hospital’s security section, Deng Jianxiang, was given a major demerit and removed from the post, while Zhang Zhixiong, director of the hospital’s logistics services section received an administrative warning, the statement said. Three security guards were fired.
The incident indicates that the hospital has some serious management loopholes, the statement said.
The incident involved a 22-year-old woman, surnamed Yang, who entered an isolation ward on the third floor of the hospital’s inpatient building using an elevator on Monday night. –Agencies