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Korean medical tourism industry hit by malpractice suit by Thai Ambassador to Korea

November 16th, 2011 . by Errol
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Late last month, the diplomatic corps in Korea sent a strongly worded letter to the Korean government calling for an independent inquiry into the death of the Thai ambassador’s wife.

The letter questioned the level of professionalism in many Korean hospitals and the level of English communication available.

According to the Thai Embassy, the ambassador’s wife complained of pain throughout her time at Soon Chun Hyang University Hospital in Yongsan District, Seoul, and her condition deteriorated to the point of passing out while waiting for an X-ray on Sept. 17.

But “the hospital made no effort to call any doctor, nurse or CPR team to rescue her,” the official said.

Moon Gwang-lip, Joongang Ilbo, November 16, 2011


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