Taiwan’s Hello Kitty-themed hospital

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At the world’s first Hello Kitty-themed maternity hospital in Yuanlin, Taiwan, patients will be bombarded with images of the mouthless cat stamped onto everything from nurses to birth certificates. The Huasheng clinic was built in 2006 with a capacity of 30 beds, and its Kitty theme has been officially approved by Sanrio. Hospital director Tsai Tsung-chi told Reuters his reasoning behind this madness:

I wish that everyone who comes here, mothers who suffer while giving birth and children who suffer from an illness, can get medical care while seeing these kitties and bring a smile to their faces, helping forget about discomfort and recover faster.

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Looks like Taiwan beat us yet again with crazy themed establishments. On the bright side, mothers will be able to forgo pain killers and relieve themselves with the hallucinatory effects elicited from Hello Kitty overload. (by Emily Co)

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