All-out efforts to curb MERS

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Information as of 21 Feb, 2017

Medical institutions in Seoul equipped with MERS treatment facilities

Anyone who suspects they may have contracted MERS, or is experiencing a fever and respiratory symptoms such as coughing and phlegm, can receive treatment at a public health center or a medical institution equipped with a MERS treatment facility. At present, such facilities have been established at 25 public health centers, eight Seoul City-operated hospitals, and two public hospitals.

Suspected MERS patients who visit a public health center will be checked for MERS through a body fluid test carried out at the Seoul City-operated Research Institute of Public Health and Environment. Also, the Seoul Medical Center is carrying out tests and providing treatment, using a negative pressure room for the collection of bodily fluids.

The Seoul Medical Center and Seobuk Hospital have been designated as MERS-quarantined hospitals, and are treating MERS patients showing mild symptoms, while Boramae Medical Center has been tasked with providing intensive care for MERS patients displaying severe symptoms.

Seoul City will increase the number of MERS treatment centers in consultation with private hospitals, including tertiary hospitals.

▶ List of 25 Public Health Centers

Location Phone numbers
1 Jongno-gu 2148-3552~4
2 Jung-gu 3396-6363
3 Yongsan-gu 2199-6181~2, 2199-8102, 2199-8103
4 Seongdong-gu 2286-7040, 2286-7034
5 Gwangjin-gu 450-1937, 450-1936
6 Dongdaemun-gu 2127-5422, 2127-5409
7 Jungnang-gu 2094-0742, 2094-0743
8 Seongbuk-gu 2241-6023, 2241-6022
9 Gangbuk-gu 901-7703, 901-7704, 901-7706
10 Dobong-gu 2091-4481, 2091-4482
11 Nowon-gu 2116-4344
12 Eunpyeong-gu 351-8900, 351-8278, 351-8277
13 Seodaemun-gu 330-8726, 330-1886
14 Mapo-gu 3153-6380~2, 3153-9032, 3153-9033
15 Yangcheon-gu 2620-3856, 2620-3855
16 Gangseo-gu 2600-5992, 2600-5955
17 Guro-gu 860-3288, 860-2419
18 Geumcheon-gu 2627-2426, 2627-2717, 2627-2718, 2627-2686
19 Yeongdeungpo-gu 2670-4904, 2670-4905, 2670-4907
20 Dongjak-gu 820-9680, 820-9463, 820-9465
21 Gwanak-gu 879-7131~2, 879-7131, 879-7132
22 Seocho-gu 2155-8090~6, 2155-8091, 2155-8093
23 Gangnam-gu 3426-7980~4, 3423-7135, 3423-7134
24 Songpa-gu 2147-3477, 2147-3478, 2147-3481, 2147-3480
25 Gangdong-gu 3425-8501~2, 3425-6713, 3425-6712

▶ Eight Seoul City-operated hospital

Location Names Phone numbers
1 Jongno-gu Seoul Metropolitan Children’s Hospital 2148-3552~4
2 Eunpyeong-gu Seobuk Hospital 3156-3200, 3114
3 Eunpyeong-gu Eunpyeong Hospital 300-8126 (day), 300-8114 (night)
4 Jungnang-gu Seoul Medical Center 2276-7113
5 Dongdaemun-gu Dongbu Hospital 920-9118~9
6 Jungnang-gu Bukbu Hospital 2036-0348
7 Dongjak-gu Boramae Medical Center 870-2114
8 Yangcheon-gu Seonam Hospital 6300-9119

▶ Two national and public hospitals

Location Names Phone numbers
1 Jung-gu National Medical Center 2276-2112 (MERS Countermeasure Headquarters)
2 Jongno-gu Seoul National University Hospital 2072-2114

The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) has released a list of MERS-free hospitals. “MERS-free” refers to hospitals being run for ordinary people concerned about the possibility of having contracted MERS. So far, 22 tertiary hospitals, 61 general hospitals, and four hospitals have been designated as MERS-free hospitals, 20 of which are located in Seoul.

At MERS-free hospitals, patients experiencing respiratory symptoms receive treatment at a separate treatment facility, instead of in the emergency room. If hospitalization is necessary, they are given single-bed rooms. Patients with pneumonia are sent to an intensive-care facility after it has been determined that they are not infected with MERS.

▶ 33 MERS-free hospitals in Seoul

Location Names Phone numbers
1 Yangcheon-gu EWHA Womans University Medical Center 2650-5114
2 Dongjak-gu Chung-Ang University Hospital 6299-1114
3 Guro-gu Korea University Guro Hospital 2626-1114
4 Dongdaemun-gu Kyung Hee University Medical Center 958-8114
5 Seodaemun-gu Severance Hospital 1599-1004
6 Seongbuk-gu Korea University Anam Hospital 1577-0093
7 Gangnam-gu Gangnam Severance Hospital 2019-2114
8 Seongdong-gu Hanyang University Seoul Hospital 2290-8114
9 Seocho-gu Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital 1588-1511
10 Nowon-gu Eulji Hospital 970-8000
11 Dongdaemun-gu SahmYook Medical Center 1577-3675
12 Yeongdeungpo-gu Yeongdeungpo Hospital 2632-0013
13 Yeongdeungpo-gu Myongji St. Mary’s Hospital 829-7777
14 Yongsan-gu Soonchunhyang University Hospital 709-9114
15 Nowon-gu Inje University Sanggye Paik Hospital 950-1114
16 Gangdong-gu VHS Medical Center 2225-1111
17 Jung-gu Inje University Seoul Paik Hospital 2270-0114
18 Gangdong-gu Gangdong Sungsim General Hospital 2224-2114
19 Gangseo-gu Bumin Hospital 1577-7582
20 Yeongdeungpo-gu Burn&Scar Institute Hangangsoo 2063-8383
21 Jongno-gu Seoul National University Hospital 2072-2114
22 Songpa-gu Asan Medical Center 1688-7575
23 Jongno-gu Kangbuk Samsung Hospital 2001-2001
24 Yeongdeungpo-gu Yeouido St. Mary’s Hospital 3779-1114
25 Gangnam-gu Bestian Medical Center 3452-7575
26 Dongdaemun-gu Seoul Sungsim General Hospital 966-1616
27 Jongno-gu Seoul Red Cross Hospital 2002-8000
28 Dongdaemun-gu St. Paul’s Hospital 958-2114
29 Yeongdeungpo-gu Gangnam Sungsim General Hospital 829-5114
30 Dongjak-gu Boramae Medical Center 870-2114
31 Dobong-gu Gangbuk Himchan Hospital 1899-2226
32 Gangnam-gu The Joeun Hospital 591-3777
33 Yangcheon-gu Mokdong Himchan Hospital 1899-2221