Among the corona confirmed patients, the authorities have called and checked their health by calling high-risk at-home treatment, but this monitoring has been stopped from today (1st).

If you have symptoms, you should judge for yourself and go to the hospital, but there are concerns that patients with severe cases may not be treated in a timely manner. 

Correspondent Kim Deok-hyun.


Mr. A's mother in her 80s, who lives in Guro-gu, Seoul, has recently recovered from Corona.

It was classified as an intensive care group, and the medical staff in charge checked the health status by phone every day, and thanks to this, when the condition was not good, it was possible to be hospitalized in a timely manner.

However, from today, the classification of the intensive care group will disappear, and the elderly will have to find a hospital on their own.

[Mr. A: Even if your blood sugar drops and you collapse, you have to contact him by yourself, and then you will die in that state.

Older people can't.

It's complicated, so I don't know the health center (even the number)...


A local doctor who has been monitoring about 400 at-home treatment patients so far also expressed concern.

[Lee In-soo/Chairman of Internal Medicine: There were quite a few people who said that they didn't know if it was dangerous because they were sick alone, but suddenly it got worse, and the on-call teams got worse at night and were hospitalized.

] Senior citizens over the age of 60 who belonged to the 'management group'.

However, from now on, you or your family and acquaintances should check your health from time to time.

It is not easy for high-risk groups to judge their health status and find nearby hospitals that can treat them.

There are also many cases where the information on the corona treatment hospitals provided by the government is incorrect.

[(Can I go and get treatment?) No.

Non-face-to-face treatment, only available over the phone.]

The government operates a medical consultation center that high-risk home care workers can contact 24 hours a day, but consultation may not be smooth in some areas where the number of centers is insufficient.

(Video coverage: Park Dae-young, video editing: Park Ji-in, VJ: Oh Se-gwan)