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Medical Workers Fighting COVID-19 Experience Depression: Survey

Medical Workers Fighting COVID-19 Experience Depression: Survey

SEOUL, April 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly 1 in 6 medical workers treating COVID-19 have experienced depression due to prolonged virus battle, a survey showed Wednesday. Researchers from Ulsan University Hospital and Seoul Asan Medical Center conducted a joint survey of 226 and 298 healthcare workers, respectively, to analyze the psychological impact that the pandemic [...]

Front-line Medical Workers Get 1st Injections of Pfizer’s Vaccine in S. Korea

Front-line Medical Workers Get 1st Injections of Pfizer’s Vaccine in S. Korea

SEOUL, Feb. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of 300 medical workers treating novel coronavirus patients started receiving the first batch of the vaccine developed by U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc. in South Korea on Saturday, one day after the country kicked off a free vaccination campaign. Doctors, nurses and other health professionals treating COVID-19 [...]

Gov’t Urged to Increase Rewards for Medical Workers Fighting COVID-19

Gov’t Urged to Increase Rewards for Medical Workers Fighting COVID-19

SEOUL, Jan. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — A local medical workers’ union on Tuesday called for greater government attention to increasing financial compensation for frontline health workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic, saying insufficient remuneration for nurses, in particular, threatens the operations of public hospitals and other hub-hospitals for COVID-19. The Korean Health and Medical Workers’ Union [...]

Medical Workers Exhausted by Stifling Protective Suits as Heat Waves Arrive

Medical Workers Exhausted by Stifling Protective Suits as Heat Waves Arrive

SEOUL, June 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The latest spike in new coronavirus cases is not the only cause for concern for medical workers fighting the pandemic at outdoor screening stations nationwide. The recent spike in summer temperatures is more dreaded by front-line medical workers, who are obliged to put on heavy personal protective equipment (PPE), [...]

Seoul to Go Blue to Thank Virus-fighting Medical Workers

Seoul to Go Blue to Thank Virus-fighting Medical Workers

SEOUL, April 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul’s major landmarks will emit blue light until the middle of May to express gratitude to South Korean medical workers dedicated to preventing the spread of the new coronavirus outbreak, the municipal government said Thursday. Under the so-called Blue Light Campaign, the capital’s key landmarks, such as Seoul City [...]