[사회]”Confirmed patients can be forced to treat at home” … Confused about unconditional ‘isolation’ of cohabitants


Due to the lack of medical capacity amid the spread of COVID-19, the government has made home treatment compulsory.

Family members living with home therapists are unable to go to work or school for more than 10 days, even if they have been vaccinated.

By Lee Hyung-won.


A measure taken by the government to solve the problem of shortage of beds is to make home treatment compulsory.

Unlike before, from last Friday, the target of home treatment has been expanded to all patients regardless of consent, unless there is a specific reason.

Currently, the number of home-treated patients is approaching 10,000, and the number of new patients is about 47%.

196 medical institutions monitor them, and if symptoms change, face-to-face treatment is provided at short-term and outpatient treatment centers, and in case of an emergency, an ambulance is sent to transport the patient to the hospital.

You can only go out of the house as an exception to go to the hospital, but we have minimized the possibility of transmission in public spaces such as apartment elevators by requiring the use of a KF94 mask and face shield.

[손영래 / 중앙사고수습본부 사회전략반장 : 산소포화도를 측정하는 장비나 체온계 등을 제공해 드릴 거고 하루에 두 번 정도 의료기관의 의료진들이 이런 건강 상태를 모니터링하면서 상담하게 됩니다.]

The government is planning to expand home treatment in consideration of the fact that the proportion of asymptomatic and mild patients reaches 80%, but the problem is that even those who live with them are forced to self-quarantine and cannot go to work or school.

In the meantime, when a confirmed person is hospitalized at a community treatment center or hospital, the family who tested negative and completed the vaccination did not receive any restrictions on their lives. .

[이기일 / 중앙재난안전대책본부 제1통제관 (11월 29일) : 접종 완료자이고, 확진 판정을 받지 않더라도 그분이 다시 직장이라든지 학교에 나오게 되면 이 또한 감염 요인이 될 수가 있습니다. 감염요인을 줄이고자 이런 (동거인 격리) 방안을….]

The government is planning to consult with the Ministry of Education to prevent absences if the person living with you is a student, and to increase the cost of living support in consideration of the damage caused by office workers unable to go to work.

However, it seems difficult to avoid the criticism that the shortage of beds was handled in a way that placed a burden on individuals and reduced incentives for students to vaccinate.

This is YTN Lee Hyung-won.

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