The Ewha Womans University Medical Center (EUMC) has signed an MOU inolving remote medical services with the National Center for Maternal and Child Health (NCMCH) of Mongolia.
Participating in the signing ceremony that took place at the Ewha Womans University Mokdong Medical Center on Sept. 23 were EUMC Director Kim Seung-cheol, concurrently vice president of Ewha Womans University; Director Yoo Kyung-ha of the Ewha Womans University Mokdong Medical Center; and Park Eun-hye, head of the Planning and Coordination Office; other EUMC executives; as well as Director Enkhtur Shonkhuuz of the NCMCH and Enkhtur Shonkhuuz, head of the hospital’s pediatric department. Under the agreement, the two medical institutions agreed to develop remote medical services for patients in distant areas with limited medical care and educate Mongolian medical staff.
The deal calls for the EUMC to provide medical equipment and materials for remote medical care, dispatching experts to make a feasibility study and a survey to be conducted on equipment on top of system buildup and an educational program.
In return, the Mongolian medical center will designate the manpower essential to building and operating of the system, secure doctors and nurses to offer remote medical services and build a system designed to manage patients.
In his speech at the ceremony, EUMC Director Kim said, “With the two hospitals’ signing of the agreement, I hope they will continue to further evolve into a hospital contributing to a better life of humanity by sharing each other’s strengths and having synergetic effects.”
NCMCH Director Shonkhuuz said, “The deal on remote-controlled medical care, agreed by the two medical institutions is expected to serve as an opportunity for our hospital and Mongolian medical services to move a step forward for creating new opportunities.”
In July, prior to the EUMC’s signing of the latest deal, EUMC Director Kim toured the NCMCH and signed an MOU on cooperation in the remote-controlled medical care field with the Mongolian side.
The EUMC has dispatched a medical volunteer group to offer free medical services to poor people in Mongolia every year.
EUMC Conducts Drive to Prevent Dementia
Women account for 72 percent of 460,000 people being cured for the disease last year.
The Ewha Womans University Medical Center (EUMC) discussed how to prevent dementia on Sept. 5, which is a worsening disease among the elderly.
Prof. Yoon Ji-young of the the Ewha Womans University Mokdong Medical Center suggested that regular exercise such as swift walking and swimming more than three times weekly, as well as activating the bran through knitting prevents Alzheimer’s disease. She also recommended regular checkups for dementia for people aged 50 or older.
Figures released by the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (HIRA) showed that the number of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease rose from about 290,000 in 2011 to about 460,000 in 2015, and female patents accounted for 72 percent, 2.5 times more than male patients.
Ewha Womans University Medical Center Marks 6th Anniversary of Stomach & Colorectal Cancer Joint Treatment Center
Ewha Womans University Medical Center held celebrated the sixth anniversary of the opening of the Stomach & Colorectal Cancer Joint Treatment Center on Sept. 8.
Medical staff of the center rolled up their sleeves to join forces in making bibimbap, mixed rice, with patients in an event at the Ewha Rest Area on the third floor of the hospital. Participating in the event were not only medical staff of the Stomach & Colorectal Cancer Joint Treatment Center, but also EUMC Director Kim Seung-cheol, vice president in charge of medical care at Ewha Womans University; Director Yoo Kyung-ha of the Ewha Womans University Mokdong Medical Center; Park Eun-hye, head of the Planning and Coordination Office; and other executives.