A tragic doctor suffered a stroke and died in front of her patient after she worked for 18 hours straight.
Respiratory illness specialist Zhao Bianxiang, 43, was found without a pulse after collapsing on 29 December.
However, despite the best efforts of medics who battled for 20 hours to save her life, Zhao never recovered.
Zhao, who was deputy head of respiratory medicine at the Yuci District People’s Hospital in Jinzhong City in north-western China’s Shaanxi Province, died from a subarachnoid hemorrhage, which is caused by the rupturing of an aneurysm in the brain, the facility said.
The medic was said to have been visiting a patient and her daughter when she muttered the final words “how is your mum?” before collapsing shortly after midday.
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She had started her shift the night before at 6pm and continued with her rounds without taking a break.
Zhao is survived by two parents, who were by her bedside when she was finally declared dead at 7:16am on 30 December.
The overworked doctor’s colleagues described her as a “workaholic” who always put her profession before anything else.
She had admitted to her co-workers that she was “too busy” to take a break.