Work at hospital, get free cosmetic surgery in China

The students would work as nursing helpers, cleaners, security guards and receptionists, the Shanghai Daily reported.

"We have 10 positions for students who, after working for a month, will be entitled to free plastic surgery worth up to 5,000 yuan (around $770) and a 5,000 yuan discount on more expensive services," hospital official Liu Qi was quoted as saying.

A student said she was very happy to hear about the offer and dreamed of having jawbone reduction surgery, which costs around 30,000 yuan.

"It's very expensive and it would be good if I can cover certain costs myself," said the student named Yang. "A good appearance is important for finding a job and for future development."

However, an academic has dismissed the offer as a " public relations stunt".

Gu Xiaoming, a sociologist from Fudan University, said everyone has the right to look as good as they can, but questioned the hospital's motives.

"Businesses shouldn't seek to attract students by offering unnecessary products such as plastic surgery," he said. "This is actually just a PR stunt by the hospital."

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