Navigation Links
S. Korea's Medical Charity Program Bolsters Care for Int'l Child Patients
Date:9/8/2011

SEOUL, South Korea, Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The Ministry of Health and Welfare (Minister: Chin Soo-hee) and the Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI, President: Ko Kyung-hwa) plan to invite 25 international child patients, from seven countries, to Korea over the next two months for free surgeries at nine local hospitals.

The invitation is part of the Korean Medical Charity Program aimed at sharing Korea's advanced medical services with the world. The Korean Medical Charity Program is part of 'Medical Korea,' which is a brand launched to promote the Korean medical industry in December 2009.

Under the Korean Medical Charity Program, the Korean Government will cover all patient and guardian travel expenses, while top-tier hospitals will share their skills to tackle diseases difficult to cure in the patients' home countries.

As the first case of the Korean Medical Program this year, eleven-month-old Kamel Amina Bakutjanovna from Kazakhstan, who has congenital heart disease, received free surgery at Sejoing General Hospital, one of leading hospitals for the treatment of heart disease in Korea, on August 29. She was invited by Minister Chin, who visited Kazakhstan from Aug. 24 through 26 to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the respective administrator on health and medical exchanges.

To step up the Korean medical charity activities, KHIDI will invite 25 child patients, including Kamel from Kazakhstan and other children from Mongolia, Vietnam, Russia, Indonesia, Cambodia and Egypt, to Korea until October this year. The nine Korean hospitals participating in the program are Sejong General Hospital, Cheju Halla General Hospital, Seoul National University Hospital, Asan Medical Center, Hangang Sacred Heart Hospital, Yeson Voice Center, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, Severance Hospital and Samsung Medical Center.

KHIDI expected that the Korean Charity Medical Program would enhance the nation's brand image as a medical powerhouse and boost collaborations with other countries in the health and medical fields.  It also added that the Korean Medical Charity Program will foster a reliable image of Korea's advanced medical technology.

For more information, please contact Yang Ji-young of the Korea Health Industry Development Institute's International Medical Department on +043-713-8248, or sheepjy@khidi.or.kr.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Korea Health Industry Development Institute
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Harvard Medical School-Partners HealthCare Center for Genetics and Genomics Successfully Completes Evaluation of AutoGenomics 2C9-VKORC1 Panel to Assess Warfarin Sensitivity
2. You May Have a Thyroid Problem and Not Know It - Particularly If Youre Over 60, Says a New Harvard Medical School Report
3. Harvard Medical School-Partners HealthCare Center for Genetics and Genomics Successfully Completes Evaluation of AutoGenomics 2C9-VKORC1 Panel to Assess Warfarin Sensitivity
4. Globus Medical Raises $110 Million in Series E Financing Round
5. Quark Pharmaceuticals Appoints New Chief Medical Officer
6. Boston University Biomedical Engineers Find Chink in Bacterias Armor
7. Rochester Medical Anti-Infection Foley Catheter Demonstrates Effectiveness in Randomized Trial
8. Rockwell Medical Technologies, Inc. Begins Patient Enrollment for its SFP Dose-Ranging Study
9. Flexible Medical Systems Raises $1.2M Seed Investment for Initial Human Trials
10. Cleveland Clinic Summits to Focus on Cardiovascular Medical Innovation
11. Rockwell Medical Technologies, Inc. Begins Dosing Patients for SFP Phase IIb Clinical Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/24/2017)... Tenn. , March 23, 2017  Provectus ... or the "Company"), a clinical-stage oncology and dermatology ... announced Definitive Financing Commitment Term Sheet (the "Definitive ... a group of the Company,s stockholders, who are ... Group" in a Form 8-K filed with the ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... 23, 2017 The key factors driving ... diabetic population, accelerating economic growth and increasing healthcare expenditure. Some ... higher life expectancy of ESRD patients, rising demand for home ... the expansion of the market is hindered by high treatment ... ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... 23, 2017 As a result of ... the prevalence of allergic diseases, cutting edge developments ... revolutionising the ways in which pharmaceutical and biotech ... promises to be both a high quality meeting ... interest groups, immunologists, research scholars and doctors. The ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... ... Digital Scientists, a software innovation lab specializing in web design and ... Carolina location. The lab has set up shop at the renowned NEXT Innovation ... Carolina clients for years from our office here in Atlanta,” explains Digital Scientists’ CEO, ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... Lake Orion, MI (PRWEB) , ... March 24, ... ... providing insurance assistance, financial planning, and related services to families and business owners ... charity initiative aimed at feeding regional families struggling with financial difficulties. , The ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... on two panels at the Advanced ERISA Benefit Claims Litigation seminar in Chicago, ... Creating the Administrative Record, The majority of cases litigated under ERISA involve claims ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... , ... March 24, 2017 , ... ... first Certified Medical Reiki™ Master in Frederick, MD. Judy says, “I am passionate ... during what is often a very difficult and challenging time.” , A Certified ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... ... Adventures of Joey, The Dog Who Barks at Puddles”: a boisterous story about a ... God intended. “The Adventures of Joey, The Dog Who Barks at Puddles” is the ... writing, especially about truth and human behavior. , Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Patti ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):