ast week, it was revealed that a student doctor in Hong Kong had been arrested earlier this year and found to have a massive stockpile of nude photos on his phones, including shots of some patients.
The 25-year-old doctor was arrested on January 12th for “loitering” after allegedly taking pictures of a male nurse in the shower at the Caritas Medical Center in Cheung Sha Wan, according to the South China Morning Post. On his phone, police discovered “hundreds” of nude photos with two of the individuals being identified as former patients at the hospital.
This revelation, however, only came to light last week after one of the patients was invited by police to give evidence. Afterward, he called up the local Apple Daily, telling them that the officers had explained to him that the doctor had taken pictures of his private parts during a consultation session.
The incident ignited both shock and outrage with hospital officials being accused of covering the incident up and patients’ rights advocates asking why the public was not informed of this soon.
In response, Leung Pak-yin, Chief Executive of Hospital Authority in Hong Kong, insisted that his administration had not tried to hide this case from the public, but was waiting for police to conclude their investigations.
The doctor, who studied at the University of Hong Kong, has been released from jail and continues working, but has suspended from having contact with patients.