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Seoul City Launches Care Service for Discharged Patients with Mobility Difficulties

Seoul City Launches Care Service for Discharged Patients with Mobility Difficulties

SEOUL, July 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government has teamed up with twelve high-level general hospitals to launch customized care services including cleaning and food delivery for discharged patients with mobility difficulties, among others, elderly and disabled people. The city government announced on Wednesday that it will launch the “SOS Center Connect Service [...]

Gov’t Under Fire for Ordering Serious COVID-19 Patients to Move to Regular Wards

Gov’t Under Fire for Ordering Serious COVID-19 Patients to Move to Regular Wards

SEOUL, Dec. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — The government is being criticized for ordering the full transfer of patients struggling with severe symptoms from COVID-19 for longer than 20 days, a measure described by a number of healthcare workers as ineffective and inefficient. The Ministry of Health and Welfare ordered 210 long-term COVID-19 patients hospitalized in [...]

COVID-19 Patients with Kidney Failure Unable to Receive Dialysis Due to Shortage of Hospital Beds

COVID-19 Patients with Kidney Failure Unable to Receive Dialysis Due to Shortage of Hospital Beds

SEOUL, Dec. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Dialysis patients infected with COVID-19 are failing to receive treatment as they wait for hospital beds. Oh Hyeon-ju (alias), a 41-year-old office worker, said her father has been receiving dialysis treatment three times every week after he was diagnosed with kidney disorder in September of last year. When he [...]

More than 1 mln People Sign Directive Refusing Life-sustaining Treatment

More than 1 mln People Sign Directive Refusing Life-sustaining Treatment

SEOUL, Nov. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — More than 1 million people have vowed not to receive life-sustaining treatment when they reach a terminal state of health, data showed Sunday. The Ministry of Health and Welfare and Korea National Institute for Bioethics Policy reported that as of October of this year, a total of 1,075,944 Koreans [...]