On the regretful death of Professor/Dr. Shi Ying-Kang

Zhi-Fang Lu


Former Director of West China (Huaxi) Hospital, Vice President of the Chinese Medical Association, State Council Leading Group for Medical Reform expert advisory committee member, Professor Dr. Shi Ying-Kang passed away in the afternoon of 11th May 2016. It was reported that Dr. Shi was so disheartened that he jumped down from the twentieth floor of a building. The death of Dr. Shi shocked medical societies in China. People feel sorrowful and mourn his death. As a medical worker in China, I also feel very sad upon this regretful news. Maybe it will offend many people; still hereby I like to express the views which have been held deep in my heart. I hope this article will benefit the health care reform in China.