On the 19th, President Yoon Seok-yeol cited the Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital incident as the cause of the shortage of essential medical services such as emergency rooms, obstetrics and gynecology, and pediatrics and said, “The government must create a liability insurance system to alleviate criminal risks (for medical staff).” . He presented a ‘carrot’ to the medical community by citing specific examples, saying that the legal burden on medical staff for medical disputes should be eased.
In his closing remarks at the ‘Essential Medical Innovation Strategy Meeting to Save Lives and Regions’ held at Chungbuk National University on this day, President Yoon said, “Why is there a shortage of doctors in essential medical care areas such as pediatrics? I think the biggest reason is the Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital incident. “He said. The incident that President Yoon mentioned occurred in December 2017 at Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital, where four newborns died from a bacterial infection and seven medical staff were indicted on charges of occupational manslaughter, but were found not guilty.
President Yoon said, “If a doctor is always caught up in lawsuits related to patient treatment and has to go back and forth between the court, the prosecutor’s office and the police station, no matter how much money메이저사이트 we give him, will he do it?” He added, “Like a traffic accident, it should move to a lawsuit between the insurance company and the victim’s representative. “If a department doctor is involved, he cannot focus on treating patients,” he said.
President Yoon also said, “For example, if a brain surgery expert has committed corruption that deserves judicial action, and lives that need to be saved through brain surgery are on the line, what should we do with that doctor?” He added, “We have to save the person first.” No. “We need to alleviate the constant involvment of legal risks,” he said.
On this day, the Ministry of Health and Welfare reported to President Yoon its innovative strategy to alleviate the civil and criminal burden on essential medical workers, such as expanding the scope of special criminal punishment for medical personnel and supporting subscription to medical liability insurance in essential medical fields.
President Yoon then brought up the issue of increasing medical fees, which has been a long-awaited issue of medical groups, saying, “If you try to move towards a market economy or a supply and demand system, it will take decades to establish it.” President Yoon said, “The fee system should be reorganized to focus on essential severe cases and strengthen local medical care, the government should make financial investments, and the compensation system for those engaged in essential severe and local medical care should also be changed. “He said.
As President Yoon strongly pushed to expand the number of medical school students and the backlash from the medical community continued, it is interpreted that he proposed incentives such as easing legal liability for medical staff and fee issues.