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Ministry of Health Prioritizes Neighborhood Clinics with New Legislation

Ministry of Health Prioritizes Neighborhood Clinics with New Legislation

SEOUL, Apr. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Patients opting to carry out surgical procedures at their neighborhood clinic will be able to get the specific lowdown on details of surgical procedures, treatment methods and post-op care through in-depth medical checkups and consultations. The Ministry of Health and Welfare revealed plans on Tuesday to pursue measures that [...]

S. Korea to Abolish Classification of Disabled People

S. Korea to Abolish Classification of Disabled People

SEOUL, March 5 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will gradually phase out the country’s controversial “disability grade” system for handicapped people, the government said Monday. Currently, the government classifies disabled people into six classes depending on their level of incapacity and medical status. The government’s assessment system determines monthly basic pension, as well as other kinds of support. The system, however, has received public criticism not [...]

Government to Invest 1 Trillion Won to Fight Dementia

Government to Invest 1 Trillion Won to Fight Dementia

SEOUL, Feb. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government will spend one trillion won on dementia research, care and infrastructure over the next 10 years, as patient numbers are set to reach 3 million by 2050. The Ministry of Health and Welfare said on Sunday that detailed plans for the dementia R&D project, which have [...]

TV Doctors Criticized For Spreading False Medical Information

TV Doctors Criticized For Spreading False Medical Information

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean TV doctors are facing criticism for spreading unfounded and misleading medical information to boost ratings, with one doctor even heard saying ‘doing a handstand can help grow hair’ on national television. The latest accusations against so-called ‘show doctors’, which refer to TV doctors who make appearances on health-themed [...]

Ministry of Health Moves to Allow Death with Dignity

Ministry of Health Moves to Allow Death with Dignity

SEOUL, Oct. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Health and Welfare has announced it is temporarily allowing deathbed patients to choose whether to continue medical care for life prolongation or not this year, in preparation for the new so-called ‘well-dying’ hospice law entering effect next year. The decision by the health ministry means that from [...]

Cosmetics Exports Rise 20% Despite Political Tensions with China

Cosmetics Exports Rise 20% Despite Political Tensions with China

SEOUL, Sept. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea has exported 20 percent more cosmetics during the first half of this year compared to the same time last year, despite political tensions with China in recent years over the deployment of the controversial THAAD missile defense system on its soil. Data released on Monday by the Ministry [...]

Disability Rights Group’s Five-Year Protest at Gwanghwamun Square Comes to an End

Disability Rights Group’s Five-Year Protest at Gwanghwamun Square Comes to an End

SUWON, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean disability rights group has ended its five-year long protest at Gwanghwamun Square in downtown Seoul after the health and welfare minister met with the protesters and finally agreed to make it easier for the disabled to claim benefits despite the income of their legal provider. A group [...]