It affects me every day. In my role as chief medical officer at the Tianjin United Family Hospital, my primary responsibility is the health and safety of my patients and to make sure that we work in a responsible and professional way. In that journey I actually have to also rely heavily on my nursing colleagues. I work very hard to make sure that we have a very horizontal hierarchy. I am a worker along with everyone else. My nurses are my peers and we have to work as a team to deliver the best patient care.
As CMOI actually have to demonstrate the care that I want other people to show the patients. I cannot have people do anything that I would not do myself. My primary role is that we have to keep things safe, and with the recent coronavirus a lot of things have changed.
You know as you walk around China almost everything is closed, but hospitals are open. When there is a crisis in society a good doctor will run to that crisis, because that is what his duty is. Other professions don't have this kind of duty, but for doctors it is really critical to do their work and to assist and protect patients.
Most importantly, doctors should be making the efforts to keep people calm, and to help them avoid panicking.