Dr Ai Fen, another Wuhan whistleblower doctor, disappeared after warning Chinese officials about coronavirus, 60 Minutes Australia reports
Dr, Ai Fen, the head of the emergency department at Wuhan Central Hospital, has disappeared, according to a report from 60 Minutes Australia. Dr. Fen came to prominence two weeks ago, after she gave an interview to the Chinese publication Renwu.
Fen spoke out earlier this month after seeing several of her colleagues died from the coronavirus. She went on to criticize the hospital authorities for suppressing early warnings of the outbreak in an interview which Chinese authorities have been trying to erase from the internet.
During the interview, Dr. Fen criticized the Chinese authorities, saying that in late December she had informed the authorities that something similar to Sars was spreading in Wuhan. She said the response of the authorities was to tell her she was forbidden from discussing the situation with anyone and that the hospital had even changed the diagnostic results of a patient, a nurse, in order to cover up evidence of the virus. “I am not a whistleblower,” Ai told Renwu. “I am the one who provided the whistle.”
In a post on Twitter, 60 Minutes Australia said: “Just two weeks ago the head of Emergency at Wuhan Central hospital went public, saying authorities had stopped her and her colleagues from warning the world. She has now disappeared, her whereabouts unknown. #60Mins.”
Just two weeks ago the head of Emergency at Wuhan Central hospital went public, saying authorities had stopped her and her colleagues from warning the world. She has now disappeared, her whereabouts unknown. #60Mins pic.twitter.com/3Jt2qbLKUb
— 60 Minutes Australia (@60Mins) March 29, 2020
Below is the video.