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Parliamentary Committee Approves Bill Mandating Surveillance Cameras in Operating Rooms

Parliamentary Committee Approves Bill Mandating Surveillance Cameras in Operating Rooms

SEOUL, Aug. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A parliamentary committee on Monday approved a contentious bill that requires the installation of surveillance cameras in hospital rooms despite strong opposition from medical groups. The Health and Welfare Committee gave its nod to the bill to revise the Medical Service Act in a plenary session. The bill, if [...]

Shady Medical Practices Reignite Debate on Installing Cameras in Hospital Operating Rooms

Shady Medical Practices Reignite Debate on Installing Cameras in Hospital Operating Rooms

SEOUL, June 24 (Korea Bizwire) — A series of allegedly shady medical practices has renewed a debate on whether it should be mandatory for hospitals to install surveillance cameras in operating rooms. The idea has gained strong traction among patients’ groups that view the cameras as a safeguard against dishonest and sometimes lethal medical practices, [...]

79 pct of S. Koreans Want Surveillance Cameras in Hospital Operating Rooms: Poll

79 pct of S. Koreans Want Surveillance Cameras in Hospital Operating Rooms: Poll

SEOUL, June 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly 8 out of 10 South Koreans believe surveillance cameras should be installed in hospital operating rooms, a poll showed Monday. According to the survey conducted by Realmeter on Friday, 78.9 percent of respondents said they support installing closed-circuit (CC) TV cameras, with 48.8 percent showing strong support and [...]

Hospitals Introduce CCTV Cameras in Operating Rooms

Hospitals Introduce CCTV Cameras in Operating Rooms

SEOUL, June 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid raging opposition from medical institutions against installing closed-circuit television cameras in operating rooms, some hospitals and clinics are stepping up to install CCTV cameras in order to regain trust from patients. Recently, plastic surgery and orthopedic hospitals have reportedly been installing CCTV cameras in operating rooms. Himchan Hospital, [...]

Patient Advocates Call for Mandatory Surveillance Cameras in Operating Rooms

Patient Advocates Call for Mandatory Surveillance Cameras in Operating Rooms

SEOUL, Nov. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Civic activists, patient advocates and some ruling party lawmakers on Friday urged the National Assembly to speed up legislation on mandatory installation of surveillance cameras in hospital operating rooms to help prevent medical accidents. Activists from patient groups, bereaved families of medical malpractice victims and two lawmakers from the [...]

Plastic Surgery Clinic Enables Patients and Families to Check Operating Rooms in Real Time

Plastic Surgery Clinic Enables Patients and Families to Check Operating Rooms in Real Time

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid ongoing controversy over the mandatory installation of surveillance cameras in hospital operating rooms to prevent medical malpractice, a local plastic surgery hospital is drawing attention as it has taken measures to enable real-time monitoring of surgical operations. BK Plastic Surgery Hospital in Seoul announced on Monday that it [...]

Gyeonggi Province Moves Forward with Operating Room CCTV Initiative

Gyeonggi Province Moves Forward with Operating Room CCTV Initiative

SUWON, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Roughly two thirds of hospital patients at the Gyeonggi Provincial Medical Center (GPMC) have agreed to have their surgical procedures recorded using closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras. According to statistics released by Gyeonggi Province, out of 4,239 surgeries performed at six hospitals operating under the GPMC between October 2018 and [...]