The Seoul Global Migrant Center (Dangsan-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu) offered a free Oriental Medicine service to foreign migrant workers from 2 pm to 5 pm on July 10.
Under the program, specialists in Oriental medicine serving with the Korean Medicine Service Team Abroad (KOMSTA) diagnosed, and provided acupuncture and moxibustion treatment services to, more than 40 foreign migrant workers working in Seoul to help ease their ailments.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government decided to offer preventive medicine and help treat migrant workers suffering from illness, as migrant workers are often exposed to diseases and injuries due to poor working conditions and excessive working hours.
The free service is conducted from 2 pm to 5 pm on the second Sunday of each month. In order to provide a good quality medical checkup and treatment service, the program limits the number of patients to 40.
Migrant workers who wish to receive treatment are requested to dial +82-2-2632-9933, write to firstname.lastname@example.org, or pay a visit in person to the center in advance.
Migrant workers whose applications are accepted will only receive treatment if they submit their ID on the day.
The Seoul Metropolitan Government also operates a ‘mobile medical counseling for foreigners’ program, under which volunteers and Oriental medicine doctors visit areas with large foreign communities, including Hyehwa-dong, Gwanghui-dong, and Itaewon, every Sunday, and offer counseling on life in Seoul and an Oriental medical service.