Another momentous app fell by the wayside after being involved in a medical scandal
The tragedy of Wei Zexi, whose hemophilia had been worsened after undertaking treatment found using Baidu’s paid search ad sponsored by an unqualified hospital providing immunotherapy which indirectly led to his death, is still a hot topic for everyone. However, the hurricane brought by such a medical scandal didn’t alarm sufficiently to prevent it from happening again, rather, it became a trap for more to fall into. The crowdfunding platform, Shuidichou, was recently castigated by the public for its lack of transparency management, which failed to fully examine and disclose necessary personal property information from applicants. A fundraising campaign to help Wu Shuai, who is the son of a popular Chinese comedian crosstalk performer Wu Hechen, was suspended on May 3rd, due to the public outcry claiming that the family is covered by the government medical insurance and is in possession of two properties and one car. Platforms such as Shuidichou have been acting to reduce the payment gap for poor families which suffer severe hardship caused by heavy medical burdens. Nevertheless, the financial background scrutiny mechanism for every application is still void of supervision.