보건의료노조

?

단축키

Prev이전 문서

Next다음 문서

크게 작게 위로 아래로 댓글로 가기 인쇄
?

단축키

Prev이전 문서

Next다음 문서

크게 작게 위로 아래로 댓글로 가기 인쇄

[Year end series part V] Jinju Medical Center: Out with sickbeds, out with public healthcare

Posted on : Dec.29,2014 10:36 KSTModified on : Dec.29,2014 10:40 KST

        

  •           
The March 10, 2014 edition of Hankyoreh 21 weekly magazine

The site of the former Jinju Medical Center is busy being transformed into an administrative center - now that the impoverished patients who once used it have been sent elsewhere.

The cover story for Issue No. 1,001 of Hankyoreh 21 in March (“I Want to Die Here”) was a follow-up on the patients evicted from Jinju Medical Center. It came out for the one-year anniversary of South Gyeongsang Province Gov. Hong Joon-pyo’s announcement on Feb. 26, 2013, that the center would be closed. Forty patients died in the year in the between - 13 while hospitalized, and another 27 after being discharged.

While the patients were dying, South Gyeongsang Province was making plans to renovate the building and relocate some of its administrative offices there. According to sources, it previously requested a feasibility study and basic plan from the Korea Total Economic Institute in 2013 for the building of a western annex for the Provincial Office. In other words, the construction was not merely Hong’s decision.

The entrance to Jinju Medical Center was officially designated as closed on May 29, 2013 and the perimeter was sealed on the order of South Gyeongsang Province government Hong joon-pyo. All the remaining elderly patients were forcibly removed.
On Nov. 26, the Ministry of Health and Welfare approved a plan for the use of the Jinju Medical Center building and state-subsidized medical equipment, which the province had requested for the annex. The decision came one day after the Jinju Resident Countermeasures Committee submitted a ministry request for a resident audit, claiming the center’s closure and repurposing violated the Subsidy Management Act. The ministry had previously maintained that it could not approve an external repurposing of the Jinju Medical Center, a “symbol of public healthcare,” as it would violate the terms of the act. This also explains why critics have accused the government of flip-flopping on the need for public healthcare.

At a Dec. 18 press conference in front of the Government Complex in Sejong, the Korean Health and Medical Workers’ Union denounced the province and ministry, accusing the latter of “conducting a slipshod examination and colluding secretly to approve the repurposing of the Jinju Medical Center.”

On Dec. 24, the Supreme Court ruled that the South Gyeongsang Province government’s blocking of a public referendum on the closing of Jinju Medical Center was illegal. The ruling opens the possibility that a referendum could be held.

Please direct questions or comments to [english@hani.co.kr]

 

http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_national/671147.html

 

?

List of Articles
번호 제목 글쓴이 날짜 조회 수
45 [Korea Times, 22 Aug] Unions Oppose Merger of Insurance Agencies khmu 2008.05.20 9907
44 [Korea Times, 3 Sep] Tripartite Meeting Irons Out Key Labor Accord khmu 2008.05.20 13867
43 [Korea Times, 11 Sep] Agreement Reached on New Labor Reform Bill khmu 2008.05.20 8520
42 [Korea Herald, 7 Aug] Seoul to suggest sharing medical workers with U.S. khmu 2008.05.20 17443
41 [Korea Times, 06/10/19] S. Korea Last in Health Spending khmu 2008.05.20 18739
40 [Korea Times, 06/10/11] US Demands Insurance Cover American Drugs khmu 2008.05.20 11191
39 [Korea Times, 06/10/19] Gov't Calls Labor Movements `Scourge' khmu 2008.05.20 25816
38 [Korea Times, Oct 26] Hospitals to Run Funeral Service khmu 2008.05.20 14490
37 [Korea Herald, Oct 31] Insurers oppose health insurance scheme khmu 2008.05.20 15378
36 [19 May] Ex-head of doctors` group faces arrest (Korea Herald) khmu 2008.05.20 21711
35 [9 May, 2007]Government Push Medical Reform Bill (Korea Herald) khmu 2008.05.20 26048
34 Massive labor strikes coming this summer[18 June, 2007/Korea Herald] khmu 2008.05.20 17326
33 Government hints at using police to prevent strike [22 June, 2007 / Korea Herald] khmu 2008.05.20 16324
32 Labor experiments with industrial unionism khmu 2008.05.20 204261
31 Public Workers Banned From All-Out Strikes khmu 2008.05.20 16765
30 [news] Court grants right to die 총무실1 2009.06.25 25638
29 Ssangyong workers and managers sit down to talk 총무실1 2009.07.31 28408
28 Rethinking of unions is needed 총무실1 2009.07.31 29685
27 We need Water, Food and Medical Attention!! - Urgent appeal from Ssangyong Motor workersadmin file 총무실1 2009.07.31 17569
26 Ssangyong Motors serves as test-case on changes in S. Korea’s labor market and safety net file 총무실1 2009.08.10 11678
Board Pagination Prev 1 2 ... 3 Next
/ 3

서비스 링크

X
Login

브라우저를 닫더라도 로그인이 계속 유지될 수 있습니다. 로그인 유지 기능을 사용할 경우 다음 접속부터는 로그인할 필요가 없습니다. 단, 게임방, 학교 등 공공장소에서 이용 시 개인정보가 유출될 수 있으니 꼭 로그아웃을 해주세요.

아이디가 없으신 분은

회원가입 후 이용하실 수 있습니다.

X