Male nurse at Ningbo ICU
Wang Wei dresses up protective clothing before entering the ICU at the Ningbo Medical Center Lihuili Hospital, on May 11. [Photo/IC]
Wang Wei, born in 1992, is a male nurse at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Ningbo Medical Center Lihuili Hospital, a Ningbo-based hospital.
The hospital currently employs 35 male nurses who make up 2.2 percent of its nursing staff. Most of them work in the ICU, anesthesiology and departments that have physically demanding tasks.
On May 11, one day before International Nurses Day, Wang gave an interview to local media in the hospital where he has been working for six years.
Wang told reporters that he sometimes only returns home at 2 am. But he has no qualms with his demanding schedule as he derives great satisfaction from helping to save lives.
In early 2020, when the COVID-19 epidemic occured, Wang volunteered to join the first medical team sent from Ningbo in East China's Zhejiang province to Wuhan in Central China's Hubei province, which was then the epicenter of the outbreak.
"Nursing is a very hard work. I wish every colleague of the same profession a happy International Nurses Day!" Wang said.
Wang Wei operates the aspiration of sputum for a senior patient in comma. [Photo/IC]
Wang Wei rushes to move medical equipment in the ICU at the Ningbo Medical Center Lihuili Hospital, on May 11. [Photo/IC]