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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 [...]