On January 11, Huangpu Police issued a circular on recent rumors about Ruijin Hospital:
On January 10, chat records and screenshots of a doctor in the Department of Neurology of Ruijin Hospital were circu
lated online. After investigation, the relevant contents are all rumors spread by netizens Li Mou and Sun Mou in December 2017. After the incident, Li Mou an
d Sun Mou were sentenced to administrative detention for 10 days by Huangpu Public Security Bureau for fabricating facts to defame others.
Police warned that they should not be credulous and disseminate unverified information, distort
facts maliciously, create and spread rumors. Public security organs will pursue legal responsibility accord
ing to law. Internet users are requested to strictly abide by national laws and regulations and not to fabricate, believe or spread rumors.
On January 10, Ruijin Hospital Affiliated to Medical College of Shanghai Jiaotong University issued a
statement saying that in December 2017, rumors about a doctor in the Department of Neurology of the hospital were spread on the Internet, which had a serious
impact on the doctor himself. Two rumor propagators, Li Mou and Sun Mou, were held in administrative detention by public security organs.