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Reduction in surgery at university hospitals with gap in residency… Increased requests for power supply to small and medium-sized hospitals

Holding hands while waiting for treatment

Holding hands while waiting for treatment

(Busan = Larose.VIP) Reporter Park Seong-je = “I tried to get surgery at a university hospital out of fear that I might have another disease, but they said they can no longer take reservations.”

Mr. Kim, who is in his 30s and lives in Busanjin-gu, Busan, expressed his anxiety on the 23rd while looking into the surgery schedule for his mother, who had a lump in her gallbladder.

He said, “There could be lumps in other organs as well, and my mother is older, so I tried to get the surgery at a university hospital, but they said the reservations were already full.” He said.

Continued ‘medical gap’

Continued ‘medical gap’

As the mass exodus of residents who protested against the government’s policy of expanding the number of medical school admissions continues for four days, patients who were unable to receive treatment at tertiary hospitals are heading to nearby small and medium-sized general hospitals (secondary hospitals).

This is because the number of daily surgeries at university hospitals has been reduced by 30% due to the gap in specialties, and outpatient treatment is also gradually decreasing.

So far, there have been no dizzying situations, such as being shut out in the emergency room or having emergency surgeries canceled, but if the situation continues, a medical crisis at secondary hospitals is very obvious.

‘We respect life’

‘We respect life’

A general hospital in Yeongdo-gu said, “We are receiving several inquiries a day about inpatient treatment at nearby university hospitals,” and added, “We provide regular treatment, such as hemodialysis for heart failure patients, or patients with symptoms worthy of monitoring the prognosis.” “I’m receiving it,” he said.

He continued, “It is difficult because the situation is severe and we do not have the resources, but otherwise, we will try to accommodate it as much as possible.”

An official from another small and medium-sized hospital also said, “Recently, we have been receiving a series of requests from patients to transfer patients,” adding, “There are cases where hospitalized patients can no longer be cared for and are discharged from university hospitals. “Some patients have been instructed to come to a tertiary hospital,” he explained.

He continued, “I am not yet able to feel the medical gap that secondary hospitals cannot endure, but I am not sure what will happen if the situation prolongs.”

There are 63 people waiting for the electrocardiogram room.

There are 63 people waiting for the electrocardiogram room.

The Busan Fire and Disaster Headquarters is finding it difficult to find an emergency room that can receive emergency patients compared to usual.

Normally, when transporting an emergency patient, the firefighters in the ambulance and the emergency management center search for an emergency room that can accommodate them.

An official from the Busan Fire and Disaster Headquarters said, “The number of calls from fire authorities to the emergency room has significantly increased compared to before the mass resignation of residents,” and “There have been no ‘hit and run’ cases, such as being refused treatment in front of the emergency room.”

He continued, “The emergency situation management center is on emergency duty by activating an emergency communication network to the nearby Yangsan and Changwon areas in Gyeongsangnam-do and deploying additional manpower in preparation for any emergency situation.”

psj19@yna.co.kr

Report to KakaoTalk okjebo 2024/02/23 15:07 Sent

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