Surgeon falls asleep while SQUATTING DOWN after performing six operations without a break

Mail Online | 1/10/2019 | Tracy You For Mailonline
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A Chinese surgeon has been hailed as a hero after working about 20 hours non-stop to save urgent patients.

A poignant picture shows orthopedic surgeon Luo Shanpeng falling asleep by the operating table after re-attaching the severed arm for a migrant worker.

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He was sleeping while squatting down by the table, still holding the arm he had just re-attached for the patient.

He had performed five operations and his sixth surgery lasted for eight hours.

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'Seeing this makes my heart ache,' said the nurse who took the picture of her colleague out of respect. The picture has gone viral after appearing on WeChat, a Chinese messaging platform.

Luo works for the No. 6 People's Hospital of Guiyang in south-eastern China's Guizhou Province.

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He told Guiyang Evening News that he had already performed five operations when a patient was rushed into the hospital at around 6pm on January 3.

The patient's right arm had been mangled in a meat mincer and nearly torn off from his body.

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Luo decided to carry out emergency surgery for the patient despite the fact...
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