South Korea announces free screening, isolation, treatment of patients with new coronavirus pneumonia

The costs of checking, isolating and treating patients with new coronavirus pneumonia in Korea will be fully covered by medical insurance reimbursement and financial assistance from the central government. South Korea’s Ministry of Health and Welfare issued a new coronary virus infection pneumonia treatment subsidy guidelines, the health insurance mission, the central government, local governments to share the cost, free treatment of confirmed cases, suspected cases, observation cases.

The full amount of the allowance (including meals) is provided from the beginning of the isolation to the discharge of the hospital, but the personal burden portion of the treatment fee for the disease not related to the new coronary pneumonia is not covered by the subsidy.

South Korea announces free screening, isolation, treatment of patients with new coronavirus pneumonia

Yonhap said that the new coronavirus pneumonia confirmed, suspected patients receive dying in the per capita more than 100,000 won (about 590 yuan or more), the use of negative pressure wards and other isolation observation, medical treatment costs up to millions to tens of millions of won, the disease aggravated, the use of a variety of medical equipment costs.

So far, a total of 4 cases of new coronary pneumonia have been confirmed in South Korea.