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Photos of high school graduating senior students given intravenous drips in class has become viral on Sina Weibo. Within hours since it was uploaded yesterday morning, it had been shared by tens of thousands of Weibo users.
The original uploader, “CHImushroom”, is a senior student at a high school in Xiaogan, central China’s Hubei province. In the photo, the classroom is brightly lit up late in the evening. On each desk, piles of books take up much space. Wires are installed above desks for hanging IV-drip dispensing bottles. Another animated gif picture offers a panoramic view of the classroom with a teacher standing in the front giving a lecture.
“The state grants a 10-yuan subsidy for amino acids to each graduating senior that will participate in the gao kao (National College Entrance Exam). Any student that feels not well can go to the infirmary and take amino acids on the IV drip,” Mr. Xia explained. He said that some students had been below par recently due to the sudden weather changes in the city of Xiaogan, and the school infirmary had been packed with students. In order to spare students the trouble of running back and forth between the infirmary and the classroom and save their time, the school decided to arrange IV drip sessions right in the classroom.
Originally posted by lobotomizemecapin
I smell propaganda afoot. This and the fetus pill busts give me the feeling the government is trying to say "hey stop bitchin about the freedoms we are stealing from you. Look how evil China is. Be grateful you arent there."