The story appears on

Page A8

September 4, 2009

GET this page in PDF

Free for subscribers

View shopping cart

Related News

Home » Nation

Student wins fight for health certificate

A UNIVERSITY graduate who has been fighting discrimination against hepatitis B virus carriers has received a health certificate allowing him to be employed in the food industry.
Lei Chuang, 22, who graduated from Zhejiang University, began his struggle against discrimination in 2007 when his brother was rejected by a state-owned enterprise because he was an HBV carrier.
China's Food Safety Law this year lifted a ban on HBV carriers working in restaurants and other food-related jobs. In August, Lei applied for a health certificate at a community health service center in Xihu District of the provincial capital Hangzhou, but was rejected when he tested positive.
"I planned to bring a lawsuit against the center if I couldn't get the certificate before September 1," Lei said.
The Zhejiang Provincial Health Department issued the certificate after he reported the case to Yang Jing, the department head.
Lei, who is studying for a master's degree at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, said he would use the certificate to promote the implementation of regulations outlawing discrimination against HBV carriers.


Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号

Email this to your friend