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Veteran media person Jiang Xun died suddenly at Renji Hospital: the cause of unknown disease was transferred to the coroner

2021-10-15T19:45:54.748Z

Jiang Xun, the deputy editor-in-chief of the Hong Kong current affairs magazine "Asia Weekly" last weekend due to fever, was admitted to the Tsuen Wan Yan Chai Hospital and was unable to find the cause. After being discharged the next time, he felt unwell and was sent to the hospital. He passed away this Wednesday afternoon (13th). 7



Jiang Xun, the deputy editor-in-chief of the Hong Kong current affairs magazine "Asia Weekly" last weekend due to fever, was admitted to the Tsuen Wan Yan Chai Hospital and was unable to find the cause. After being discharged the next time, he felt unwell and was sent to the hospital. He passed away this Wednesday afternoon (13th). 74 years old.


Family members raised questions about the cause of death and the course of treatment. The incident caused public opinion to request a review of the services of public hospitals in Hong Kong, including the shortage of medical staff.

The Tsuen Wan Yan Chai Hospital responded yesterday (15th) that the medical team had tried their best to treat the fever during the process, but failed to find the source of the fever. The case has been referred to the coroner for follow-up to determine the cause of death.


Before his death, Jiang Xun was treated and stayed at Yan Chai Hospital in Tsuen Wan, and his family questioned the medical error.

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Family members say that Jiang Xun's ward does not want to give birth for 24 hours

According to Asia Weekly, Jiang Xun was still at work on October 8 and everything was normal.

However, I felt trembling and fever at home on weekends. I was sent to the doctor this Sunday (10th), and no problems were detected. The next day (11th), I was discharged after the fever subsided. I felt unwell and sent to the hospital that night.

"Wen Wei Po" and "Ta Kung Pao" quoted family members as saying that he was in pain in the ward for 24 hours and did not see the attending doctor until 12 hours later. After his death, no one explained the cause of death and questioned medical errors.

A group of current affairs commentators sent a letter to Chief Executive Carrie Lam yesterday, urging the launch of a comprehensive investigation into the cause of Jiang Xun’s death. At the same time, they called on the Legislative Council to set up a dedicated committee or an independent investigation committee to review the services and operations of public hospitals.

Participants in the co-signature include Ruan Jihong, Pan Liqiong, Liu Lanchang, He Hanquan, Feng Weiguang, Zhou Bajun, Qu Yingyan, Chen Zhuangqin, Gan Huateng, Chen Zuguang, Lei Dingming, Lu Yeliang, Chen Jianqiang, and Yang Zhigang.

Jiang Xun's death has aroused the attention of the media and political circles. Wen Wei Po quoted family members questioning medical errors.

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Renji Hospital: Repeated blood tests and urine tests failed to find the source of fever

The spokesperson of Renji Hospital replied to the media last night (15th) that the medical team had been arranged to meet with Jiang Xun’s family and explained the treatment process in detail.

The hospital stated that at midnight on Tuesday (12th), the patient went to the accident and emergency department again due to fever. The emergency doctor immediately arranged the patient to be admitted to the hospital after examination.

The doctor on duty re-visited the patient at about 2:30 in the morning, and arranged blood draws, urine tests, X-rays and electrocardiograms for the patient to help diagnose the cause of his fever. The patient was prescribed medication. The nurse has been monitoring and monitoring during the period. Report the patient's condition to the doctor.

The doctor on duty revisited the patient at about 6 am and 9 am, and arranged for the patient to take blood, urine tests, and electrocardiogram again. The nurse also briefed the family members of the patient's condition outside the door of the ward at about 9 am.

The medical team later found that the patient’s condition did not improve at noon of the same day, so arranged for a doctor in the intensive care department to see the patient, and called the patient’s family in the afternoon of the same day to report the patient’s condition; the patient still had abdominal pain at night, so he arranged for a surgeon to see the patient and Arrange a computer scan and check.

Transferred to the intensive care unit early on Wednesday morning and died in the afternoon

The hospital stated that the patient’s condition suddenly deteriorated in the early hours of Wednesday (13th). After notifying the patient’s family, the medical team transferred the patient to the intensive care unit at about 2 a.m. to continue close monitoring and treatment. After meeting and explaining the patient's condition, the family members were also arranged to visit the patient in a room with glass partitions. However, the patient's condition continued to deteriorate and passed away at about 2 pm that day.

The hospital continued that the medical team had performed a number of different tests and examinations during the patient’s stay in the hospital, but had not been able to pinpoint the source of the fever. As the patient’s condition deteriorated rapidly and passed away, the case has been referred to the coroner for follow-up to confirm The cause of death, the hospital will fully cooperate with the coroner's investigation.

The hospital emphasized that it has reviewed the patient's treatment record and believes that the medical team has tried its best to treat the patient in the process, and has provided the patient with corresponding examination and treatment.

The hospital hopes that family members understand that during the epidemic, in order to reduce the risk of infection for patients, family members, and medical staff, it was unable to arrange for family members to visit patients face-to-face as before the epidemic, and it would review ways to strengthen communication between patients' family members and medical staff.

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