The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was promoted to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the 12th and was officially launched.
The first commissioner was appointed as head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Jeong Eun-kyung, who has led the front line of COVID-19 quarantine.
President Moon Jae-in visited the Emergency Situation Center at the Chungju Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Chungju, considering the emergency state of Corona 19 yesterday, and awarded a letter of appointment to Chung.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention became an independent organization after 16 years of expansion and reorganization from the National Institutes of Health in 2004 to the current headquarters.
As it was promoted from the headquarters to the Blueprint, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will take on the role of the'control tower' in response to infectious diseases in the future.
The number of manpower also increased by 42%, or 569, from 907 at the existing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 1,476 people will work together.
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has established a comprehensive situation room that monitors the inflow and outbreak trends of infectious diseases 24 hours a day, and a crisis response analyst that analyzes and predicts infectious disease information.
It has established a response network that spans the entire cycle, from monitoring of infectious diseases to investigation and analysis, and crisis response and prevention.
In addition, disease response centers have been established in five regions, including the metropolitan area, Chungcheong area, Honam area, Gyeongbuk area, and Gyeongnam area, to support epidemiological investigations, diagnosis, and analysis, which are difficult to handle with local governments alone.
Authority and autonomy have grown, but the situation is challenging.
This is because, although the number of new corona19 confirmed patients in Korea is showing around 100 a day, the quarantine network and medical response system are not falling below 100, the level that can be handled.
In addition, I have to be responsible for the'special quarantine' for the Chuseok holiday, which is approaching three weeks right now, and the time when Corona 19 and influenza (flu) are simultaneously pandemic is approaching, so I am very nervous.
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