Amazing Viral Photos of Doctors Sleeping after Hours of Non Stop Work




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!


See Next Slide to See the Most Iconic Picture of a Doctor Sitting Next to the patient after 23 Hour Long Heart Transplant Surgery

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Dr. Religa & His Assistant after 23 Hour Long Heart Transplant Surgery

People say pictures speak a thousand words. 

Today we are going to see and know more about one of the most iconic pictures of a doctor / his assistant next to the patient. You might have seen the picture before in social media.

This picture has also been judged as one of the top 100 pictures published in the history of the magazine. 

This picture is perhaps one of the most iconic pictures expressing so many points in one frame.

  • The dedication, knowledge & hard work by doctors/health professionals.
  • The will to serve and help humanity.
  • The will to survive in the patient.
  • The evolution of human race to something better.

In this picture you see Dr. Religa sitting next to the patient monitoring carefully the vital statistics of the patient after the heart transplant was completed. The surgery was undertaken by Dr. Religa and his assistant in a marathon 23-hour long duration. Once the surgery was completed, the assistant was so tired that he dozed off at a corner.

Dr. Religa was monitoring the vital statistics very carefully. It was the first heart transplant surgery in Poland in the year 1985. The entire surgery was done by 2 persons only. This speaks volumes about the dedication of health professionals.

And it was a happy ending. The patient survived and is alive and 88 years old. Read the article below to know about the story and the patient.


There is a great backdrop to this picture. Read the article below to know the story behind this iconic picture of a doctor

The Most Iconic Photo of a Doctor That Shocked the Whole World

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.

The Mexican Resident Who Initiated this trending by default

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).

A blogger snapped these pics of a sleeping resident in Mexico at 3 a.m.

The blogger heavily criticized the resident doctor on her blog and the blog/pics got viral. She stated on her blog in the capital – “The resident was sleeping while dozens of patients needed care. She also added that “doctors are obliged to do their work”

She posted the pictures and blog without knowing the entire truth.

The truth as per the medical work records was that the resident had been at duty since last 19 hours. That included 12 working hours and 7 hours extra outside her duty time. She started her shift at 8 AM in the morning and worked non-stop till 3 AM the next day.

That is, to state again, 19 hours on a stretch!!!

After that, it was not humanly possible to go back to her home as she had the next shift at morning 9 AM. Due to sheer tiredness, she slept at the reception so that she can get ready tomorrow morning to attend the patients.

Without knowing this entire story, the blogger had criticized the medical resident on a public forum.

So, in support of the resident doctor, doctors from Mexico and all over the world started sharing pictures of themselves and other doctors, sleeping in the hospital dormitory after minimum 12 to 16 hours of duty.

See The Viral Pictures of Sleeping Doctors in the next slide.


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Check out the Viral Pictures of Doctors Sleeping after 12 Hours of Duty

Amazing Viral Photos of Doctors/Health Professionals Sleeping after more than 12 Hours of Non-Stop Work


We are HUMANS, not MACHINES


I need rest after 24 Hours of Surgery

 

Doctor From France after Working for 18 hours stretch


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Amazing Viral Photos of Doctors/Health Professionals Sleeping after more than 12 Hours of Non-Stop Work

The 2 AM NAP

In this pic, a doctor is England is finally able to take a nap at 2 AM in the morning after 15 hours of work at a stretch.


We Aren’t Robots. We Feel Just As Everyone Else Does.

In this pic, you see a nurse who was called again from home for emergency work within 4 hours of completing 10 hours of marathon work at the hospital.

Many pictures you saw before were from western countries where the infrastructure is much better compared to Africam and South Asian countries.

But what about a doctor/health professional in a country without better facilities. There a single doctor attends to minimum 3000 to 5000 patients every week. Can you even begin to imagine the extent of this work?


Tired Doctors Sleeping Anywhere they could find after 12 hours of non-stop duty


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Amazing Viral Photos of Doctors/Health Professionals Sleeping after more than 12 Hours of Non-Stop Work

Medical Resident Taking A Nap After 40 Hours Duty

A picture of a doctor from India who was so tired after her shift of 48 hours that she could not even find strength to wait to change and go to bed to sleep.


This assistant was so tired after 30 Hours of Non-Stop work that she had to take rest for some time to work for another 5 hours.

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Amazing Viral Photos of Doctors/Health Professionals Sleeping after more than 12 Hours of Non-Stop Work

The medical residents after a 12-hour duty are now in the theory class but cannot help but fall asleep.

 Doctors also need rest and peace to provide a better service

The doctor got dehydrated and had to be given fluid IV when she fainted due to over exhaustion.

As this website provides information to dental surgeons, in the final slide of this article, we will look the pics of dentists who slept out of complete exhaustion after hospital duties.

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Amazing Viral Photos of Doctors/Health Professionals Sleeping after more than 12 Hours of Non-Stop Work

The Oral Surgery resident after 3 consecutive surgeries is completely exhausted.

Meet dental surgeon Travis and his team who worked for more than 14 hours every day for 2 weeks (without even AC) to provide free dental treatments to the poor section in The Dominican Republic.

Post Graduate Dental Residents Exhausted – Attending Patients & Preparing for the exams


Wrapping up the article

Doctors and health professionals all over the world work hard to help and provide healthcare to patients. But in many ways, the irony is that this dedication and hard work is taken as granted. In many countries, there have been incidences where the doctors have been attacked by the relatives of the patients.

It is the time that the public gives more value to doctors/health professionals and appreciate more the hard work they put towards the society. The article is just a step towards that.




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