SEOUL, March 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Five hospitals in Busan will be treating the less privileged for free, based on mileage points accumulated by Busan citizens.
The city of Busan and Dongseo University have been operating a campaign since 2013 where participating citizens track their movements for 90 days and have their steps get converted into mileage points that can be used as cash points for less privileged citizens at Busan based hospitals.
According to an announcement from one of the five hospitals on March 30, about 800 citizens participated in the 2014 campaign, and helped accumulate more than 14 million mileage points. Although only one hospital participated in the 2013 program, four more hospitals will participate in the 2015 campaign, which will be held from April to June.
The total mileage accumulated is expected to be bigger this year, as more than 1,000 Busan citizens have signed up for the program.
Public Health Centers will choose the free medical treatment beneficiaries.
By M. H. Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org)