Thoughtful anesthetist uses cartoons to ease patient's labour pain

PHOTO: Thoughtful anaesthetist uses cartoons to ease patient's labour pain

When a deaf-mute person goes through labour, doctors usually face communication problems.

To ease the pain, an anesthetist in Hunan province came up with hand-drawn cartoon illustrations for his patient.

The young anesthetist, Yao Xiang, made the drawings hastily before the cesarean on Monday, after he was told to draw something to explain the procedure to the patient, according to a nurse at the hospital.

The 25-year-old handsome doctor become an instant online hit after Xiaoxiang Morning Post picked up the news and posted the photos of the anesthetist and his brainchild on Sina Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter, leaving many female commentators asking "does this guy have a girlfriend"?