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All-out efforts to curb MERS


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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

LocationPhone numbers
1Jongno-gu2148-3552~4
2Jung-gu3396-6363
3Yongsan-gu2199-6181~2, 2199-8102, 2199-8103
4Seongdong-gu2286-7040, 2286-7034
5Gwangjin-gu450-1937, 450-1936
6Dongdaemun-gu2127-5422, 2127-5409
7Jungnang-gu2094-0742, 2094-0743
8Seongbuk-gu2241-6023, 2241-6022
9Gangbuk-gu901-7703, 901-7704, 901-7706
10Dobong-gu2091-4481, 2091-4482
11Nowon-gu2116-4344
12Eunpyeong-gu351-8900, 351-8278, 351-8277
13Seodaemun-gu330-8726, 330-1886
14Mapo-gu3153-6380~2, 3153-9032, 3153-9033
15Yangcheon-gu2620-3856, 2620-3855
16Gangseo-gu2600-5992, 2600-5955
17Guro-gu860-3288, 860-2419
18Geumcheon-gu2627-2426, 2627-2717, 2627-2718, 2627-2686
19Yeongdeungpo-gu2670-4904, 2670-4905, 2670-4907
20Dongjak-gu820-9680, 820-9463, 820-9465
21Gwanak-gu879-7131~2, 879-7131, 879-7132
22Seocho-gu2155-8090~6, 2155-8091, 2155-8093
23Gangnam-gu3426-7980~4, 3423-7135, 3423-7134
24Songpa-gu2147-3477, 2147-3478, 2147-3481, 2147-3480
25Gangdong-gu3425-8501~2, 3425-6713, 3425-6712

▶ Eight Seoul City-operated hospital

LocationNamesPhone numbers
1Jongno-guSeoul Metropolitan Children’s Hospital2148-3552~4
2Eunpyeong-guSeobuk Hospital3156-3200, 3114
3Eunpyeong-guEunpyeong Hospital300-8126 (day), 300-8114 (night)
4Jungnang-guSeoul Medical Center2276-7113
5Dongdaemun-guDongbu Hospital920-9118~9
6Jungnang-guBukbu Hospital2036-0348
7Dongjak-guBoramae Medical Center870-2114
8Yangcheon-guSeonam Hospital6300-9119

▶ Two national and public hospitals

LocationNamesPhone numbers
1Jung-guNational Medical Center2276-2112 (MERS Countermeasure Headquarters)
2Jongno-guSeoul National University Hospital2072-2114

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

LocationNamesPhone numbers
1Yangcheon-guEWHA Womans University Medical Center 2650-5114
2Dongjak-guChung-Ang University Hospital6299-1114
3Guro-guKorea University Guro Hospital2626-1114
4Dongdaemun-guKyung Hee University Medical Center958-8114
5Seodaemun-guSeverance Hospital 1599-1004
6Seongbuk-guKorea University Anam Hospital 1577-0093
7Gangnam-guGangnam Severance Hospital 2019-2114
8Seongdong-guHanyang University Seoul Hospital 2290-8114
9Seocho-guSeoul St. Mary’s Hospital1588-1511
10Nowon-guEulji Hospital970-8000
11Dongdaemun-guSahmYook Medical Center 1577-3675
12Yeongdeungpo-guYeongdeungpo Hospital 2632-0013
13Yeongdeungpo-guMyongji St. Mary’s Hospital 829-7777
14Yongsan-guSoonchunhyang University Hospital709-9114
15Nowon-guInje University Sanggye Paik Hospital950-1114
16Gangdong-guVHS Medical Center 2225-1111
17Jung-guInje University Seoul Paik Hospital 2270-0114
18Gangdong-guGangdong Sungsim General Hospital2224-2114
19Gangseo-guBumin Hospital1577-7582
20Yeongdeungpo-guBurn&Scar Institute Hangangsoo2063-8383
21Jongno-guSeoul National University Hospital2072-2114
22Songpa-guAsan Medical Center1688-7575
23Jongno-guKangbuk Samsung Hospital2001-2001
24Yeongdeungpo-guYeouido St. Mary’s Hospital3779-1114
25Gangnam-guBestian Medical Center3452-7575
26Dongdaemun-guSeoul Sungsim General Hospital966-1616
27Jongno-guSeoul Red Cross Hospital2002-8000
28Dongdaemun-guSt. Paul’s Hospital958-2114
29Yeongdeungpo-guGangnam Sungsim General Hospital829-5114
30Dongjak-guBoramae Medical Center870-2114
31Dobong-guGangbuk Himchan Hospital1899-2226
32Gangnam-guThe Joeun Hospital591-3777
33Yangcheon-guMokdong Himchan Hospital1899-2221