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house raising twins hired two postpartum helpers through a government-designated company.

However, after a fight between postpartum caregivers, a baby who was less than a month old was injured and diagnosed with a concussion.

Reporter Park Se-won will first look at the coverage and then continue the story.


The living room of a family.

Two postpartum helpers look after twins who are less than a month old.

After a while, I thought the two of them were arguing,

[Mr. A/Postpartum helper: Don't come tomorrow.

Replace newcomers.]

One punches the other helper in the head, then hits the child in her arms in the face.

[Mr. B/Postpartum Helper: What are you doing now if you hit the baby like this.] It happened

while the child's mother was in the room for a while.

[Mr. Kim/Victim parent: I hear the baby suddenly crying.

I ran out after hearing someone say, 'Why are you hitting the baby?']

The child was diagnosed with a concussion at the hospital, and her parents immediately filed a complaint against Mr. A to the police.

The police believed that the child was injured in the process of fighting among the postpartum helpers, and applied the crime of injury, not child abuse, and sent it to the prosecution.

It is because there was no intention.

The violent postpartum helper was Mr. A in his 60s who was hired through a government-designated company, and the child's parents were worried that Mr. A would work again in another family, so they inquired about the whereabouts of Mr. I'm back.

If Mr. A is handed over to trial, he can re-employ as a postpartum helper if the sentence beyond imprisonment is not finalized.

[Heo Jeong-moo/Attorney: If a fine is imposed, it is unlikely that the re-employment restrictions under the Maternal and Child Health Act will apply.]

[Mr. Kim/Victim's parent: No one knows where this person will be working.

(In the government) I hope it will be changed so that only people with the qualifications can work.]

(Video coverage: Cho Chang-hyun · Yoon Hyung, video editing: Park Ji-in)



Reporter Park Se-won, who covered this story, is out.

Q. What is the position of the company?

[Reporter Park Se-won: When I visited the company, it had a small office set up in an officetel.

This company was established in August of last year, and there are only three full-time employees, including the CEO.

Therefore, it seems that they hire and operate postpartum helpers separately.

The website even advertised that it was an official government-sponsored postpartum care provider.

The representative of this company apologized several times to the victim's parents and delivered the settlement money, even though it was the fault of the individual helper.]

Q. What about the management supervision?

[Reporter Park Se-won: That's right.

Postpartum helpers are subject to social service quality management, so a user satisfaction survey is conducted by an agency entrusted by the government once every three years.

However, places less than 3 years old are not subject to evaluation.

As I mentioned, this company was founded last year, so it was excluded from the evaluation.

I have another problem.

A score of less than 70 out of 100 is classified as poor.

In this case, however, it is all about receiving consulting visits and there is no separate sanction.

According to data from the Ministry of Health and Welfare last year, 130 out of 711 postpartum helpers nationwide were classified as insufficient.

Quality control is the purpose, but new companies are not involved, and even if they receive a low rating, there is no separate sanction, so it is a situation that has no choice but to operate as it is.]

(Video coverage: Kim Nam-seong · Yoon Hyung, video editing: Park Ji-in)