When a blogger from Mexico posted some photos online of a hospital employee who’d fallen asleep while on duty and criticized him for not doing his job properly, doctors around the world came out in defense of their colleague, putting up photos of themselves sleeping after exhausting shifts. They used the hashtag #YoTambienMeDormi (Spanish for ’I fell asleep too’).
The blogger took this photo at 3 a.m.
’Plenty of patients were waiting for help’, he wrote.
In response, one Mexican doctor put up his own photo with the hashtag ’I fell asleep too’.
Soon, many other doctors began to post their photos, coming out in defense of their colleague.
Medical staff around the world are often overworked.
Some of them have shifts which last for 36 hours, working up to 80 hours a week!
’We’re people, not machines!’ they declared.
We admire their sense of solidarity.
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