Zou Xiaolin and five other pregnant women were rejected by the local education and Sports Bureau for failing to pass the public recruitment of teachers last year. Zou Xiaolin and five other pregnant women questioned that the local culture, education, sports and Health Bureau discriminated against pregnant women in disguise on the basis of lack of physical examination items.
to this end, on August 19, the staff of culture, education, sports and Health Bureau of Pingyuan demonstration area in Xinxiang City, Henan Province, responded to the surging news, saying that the failure to do chest X-ray examination during pregnancy will indeed affect the physical examination results, and eventually will not be employed due to the lack of physical examination items.
a staff member of the physical examination center of the Third Affiliated Hospital of Xinxiang Medical College, who once provided physical examination for teachers in the culture, education, sports and Health Bureau of the plain demonstration area, said that the entry physical examination items of the staff were determined by the recruitment party, that is, the culture, education, sports and Health Bureau of Pingyuan demonstration area. Pregnant women should not do chest X-ray during pregnancy, and pregnant women should consider the consequences as appropriate. The physical examination center also said that chest X-ray is to check whether there is abnormal lung and trachea items, there is no other inspection method can replace.
Zou Xiaolin, 31, told surging news that she decided to take part in the second batch of primary and secondary school teachers in Pingyuan New District of Xinxiang City in the summer of 2019 because of her love for the teaching profession. She applied for the examination as a Chinese teacher at bianzhuang primary school in Zhulou township.
Zou Xiaolin said that at that time, she was more than four months pregnant and had just had a four-dimensional color Doppler ultrasound. She noticed that the age limit for job recruitment in the teacher’s announcement was under 30 years old, so she decided to seize the opportunity to have a try.
after getting the second written examination, the first interview and the first total score, Zou Xiaolin came to the health examination center of Xinxiang Medical College on August 7, 2019 to participate in the entry physical examination organized by the culture, education, sports and Health Bureau of Pingyuan new area.
Zou Xiaolin said that during the physical examination, Ms. Zhang, a person in charge of the culture, education, sports and Health Bureau of a plain demonstration area, had taken the initiative to inform the medical staff in the wechat group that “women are pregnant women or are on holidays, and they must be told to medical staff during the physical examination.”
Zou Xiaolin recalled that after Ms. Zhang’s notification, a total of 10 women said that they were pregnant women and could not have chest X-ray examination. Zou Xiaolin provided a wechat group chat on the day of “the second batch of recruitment and education personnel in 2019” to surging news to confirm the above statement.
after finishing the routine physical examination items, such as vision test, blood test, etc., Zou Xiaolin and other pregnant women asked the medical staff of the physical examination center together about not being able to do chest X-ray. If the physical examination results were affected, the other party said that they could open a pregnancy certificate as a supplement to the chest X-ray.
on August 13, Zou Xiaolin said that on the same day, she and several other pregnant women received telephone notices from the physical examination center. The staff of the other side said that the physical examination results were unqualified due to the lack of chest X-ray items.
“at that time, I felt the brain was blank.” Zou Xiaolin said that after receiving the notice, she and other pregnant women had asked whether the physical examination center could supplement the chest X-ray examination, and the other party refused to do the chest X-ray because the pregnant woman could not do the chest X-ray.
the surging news found that according to the second batch of public recruitment of kindergarten teachers in primary and secondary schools issued by the Bureau of culture, education, sports and health in Pingyuan demonstration zone of Xinxiang City on June 6, 2019, the requirements for physical examination are specified, and the physical examination shall be carried out. In addition, the recruitment announcement emphasizes that “candidates who fail to prepare a complete physical examination report within the specified period shall be deemed as unqualified.”
in addition to the routine physical examination items, the physical examination standards do not mention the matters needing attention during the physical examination of pregnant women. In addition, Article 20 stipulates that those who are not included in the physical examination standards and have other diseases or physiological defects that affect health and teaching work are unqualified.
Zou Xiaolin said that before waiting for the employment notice of the culture, education, sports and Health Bureau of the plain demonstration area, she and the other five pregnant women who had participated in the physical examination together formed a wechat rights protection group. On August 19, 2020, the surging news statistics found that six pregnant women were pregnant between 13 and 30 weeks when they first took part in the physical examination. Because they were pregnant at the beginning, they did not do chest X-ray examination in the physical examination center, so they were not employed by the applicants.
Zou Xiaolin told the surging news that some pregnant women had proposed to local 12345 to reflect the discrimination against pregnant women, and some pregnant women had posted posts to protect their rights, but they failed in the end.
the surging news noted that some of the six pregnant women who lost the election had left a message on the message board of Xinxiang leaders in Henan Province on August 22, 2019.
the plain demonstration area responded on the same day that, according to the fact that teachers in our district are in great shortage, in order to meet the needs of teachers in our district, it is specially stipulated that “candidates who fail to prepare a complete physical examination report within the specified period shall be deemed as unqualified”.
in response to Zou Xiaolin and five other pregnant women who questioned the discrimination of pregnant women by the culture, education, sports and Health Bureau of the plain demonstration area, on August 19, a staff member in charge of the recruitment of teachers in the culture, education, sports and Health Bureau of the plain demonstration area told the surging news that the failure to do chest X-ray examination during pregnancy would indeed affect the results of physical examination, and eventually they would not be employed due to the lack of physical examination items. “According to the recruitment notice written more clearly, remind can not provide a complete medical report is not in line with the requirements.” Said the staff member.
a staff member of the physical examination center of the Third Affiliated Hospital of Xinxiang Medical College, which provides entry physical examination for pregnant women, said that the physical examination center did have the physical examination records of Zou Xiaolin in August 2019. “But pregnant women are definitely not allowed to do chest X-ray examination, because X-ray will affect the development of the fetus.”
on August 20, staff from the physical examination center of the Third Affiliated Hospital of Xinxiang Medical College told surging news that chest X-ray is an item to check whether there is abnormal lung and trachea. At present, there is no other inspection method that can replace it. After searching the physical examination forms of Henan Province teachers’ qualification applicants over the years, we found that chest X-ray was listed as a separate physical examination item.
a staff member of the president’s office of the physical examination center said that the culture, education, sports and Health Bureau of the plain demonstration area may indeed “enroll pregnant women on the grounds that the physical examination items are incomplete. The situation does exist.”.
the above-mentioned staff suggested that pregnant women should communicate with the recruitment unit in advance to confirm whether chest X-ray can affect the recruitment results.
surging news noted that, according to the official website of xinxiang Plain urban rural integration demonstration zone, the new batch released on August 7, 2020 clearly mentioned that pregnant women should inform the staff and register in advance, and do not do X-ray examination. This clause does not appear in the recruitment notice in 2019.
Zou Xiaolin said that according to her understanding, two pregnant women were admitted after completing the physical examination items. “One is to do chest X-ray after caesarean section, the other is to do chest X-ray after abortion.” 20