February 23rd According to South Korea’s Central Daily, South Korea’s Central Epidemic Prevention Response Headquarters revealed that as of the afternoon of February 23, there were 9 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Shuntianxiang University Hospital in South Korea on the same day, a total of 227.
Since the first confirmed case appeared on February 12, the cumulative number of new confirmed cases in 11 days has exceeded 200.
Park Yong-joon, head of the South Korean epidemiological investigation team, said: “This shows that there are still shortcomings in infection management” and “large-scale infection spread to other floors after the first patient appeared in the hospital due to the lack of masks or insufficient examination.” Except for the 8th floor where the initial confirmed case occurred, confirmed patients appeared on the 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th floors of Shuntianxiang University Hospital.
In addition, not only inpatients and caregivers, but also among hospital staff, infected people have appeared. After analyzing the internal monitoring video of the hospital, it is found that there is a phenomenon of not wearing masks in the hospital. When the personnel have suspicious symptoms, they are not quickly checked. In response, South Korea’s epidemic prevention department said that it would discuss whether to impose punishment and claim compensation after the investigation.
Previously, a petitioner who claimed to be a nurse of the hospital revealed on the petition message board of Qingwatai, South Korea: “The hospital allows new nurses to use the locker room and other various items without taking epidemic prevention measures in the ward where confirmed nurses appear.
The epidemic prevention equipment was randomly placed in the corridor of the hospital, causing everyone to be exposed to the virus. The petitioner also said, “Although the hospital tested all the staff for nucleic acid, the results were asked to go to work before they came out. It is the incompetence of the hospital that has led to the failure of epidemic prevention.
In response, the hospital explained that it could not explain to the staff in the chaos that had just occurred in the collective infection. At present. The 8th floor of the confirmed case in Shuntianxiang University Hospital has been emptied, and the 5th, 6th, 7th and 9th floors are also closed.
South Korea’s epidemic prevention department said that the third round of comprehensive examination will be carried out from the 24th to 26th to confirm whether the infected person still exists.