SEOUL, Dec. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The government has introduced contactless treatment systems at community centers where mild or subclinical coronavirus patients are being isolated from others.
The Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters announced Wednesday that it has introduced a contactless treatment system for community treatment centers which can prevent coronavirus transmission from the patient to healthcare workers.
The new system requires patients to check their own body temperature, blood pressure, pulse oxygen saturation, and other clinical data and record it in a smartphone application, through which healthcare workers can monitor their status from a separate system.
The system used by healthcare workers allows them to monitor patient status at a glance. It gives off a warning in emergencies, allowing the medical staff to make a swift response if necessary.
The system can also be used to treat patients via video conference by connecting the system with the patient’s smartphone app.
“This new system will prevent patients from transmitting the coronavirus to healthcare workers, while unloading some of the workload currently borne by the staff. In times of emergencies, the system will allow the staff to take quick action,” Second Vice Health Minister Kang Do-tae said.
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