Amazing Viral Photos of Doctors Sleeping after Hours of Non Stop Work
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Being a doctor or health professional is not easy. The whole process of being a qualified health professional takes years at a stretch. It takes around 5 to 6 years to complete the graduation. Then it takes another 3 to 4 years for specialization. That’s around 10 to 15 years of life dedicated to acquiring the skills.
But it does not end there. It is in fact just the beginning. Once the doctor or the health professional starts working in a hospital, then the real ordeal starts.
Managing and healing the health of individuals is one of the most tiring & stressful jobs ever. It is also one of the most satisfying knowing that you are directly improving the life of patients and individuals who come to you with great expectations.
This dedication of doctors & health professionals, all over the world, makes them work hard day after day. There have been many documented cases where doctors/health professionals have worked more than 28 hours at a stretch.
In developing countries & war torn countries, where doctors ratio is very low, doctors/health professionals sometimes end up working 72 hours at a stretch!
Can you even begin to imagine that??
In the recent times, after a Mexican blog posted a picture of a medical resident sleeping behind a desk at a hospital in Monterrey, Mexico, and attacked her for not doing her job, doctors around the world leaped to her defense by posting pictures of themselves caught napping during some of their most grueling shifts. These images are going viral under the hashtag #YoTambienMeDormi (“I’ve also fallen asleep” in Spanish).
Check out some of the real life pictures of doctors and health professionals who have been clicked after falling asleep at the end of 48 hours of non-stop work to attend the patients.
The pictures have been collected from many social media postings by the doctors & health professionals.
Meet Exhausted Surgeon Dr. Luo Heng
Surgeon Luo Heng performed 5 operations over a total of 28 hours. He did two emergency surgery’s overnight and then 3 more the following morning.
After his extremely long shift, Heng was captured sleeping on the hospital floor and looking comfy as ever. The pic was posted on a Chinese social media site called Weibo and ever since people have been praising him for his dedication to work.
Well, kudos to the doctor. But see next to know the most iconic picture that was taken way back in 1985 that showed the surgeon and his helper taking rest beside the patient after the 1st successful heart transplant in Poland – A 23 hours long surgery!