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About Seongnam-si International Meditour Convention

Overview of the project

  • Revision of the Medical Act (Jan 30, 2009): Acts of attracting or introducing overseas patients to medical services is allowed (effective as of May 1, 2009)
  • Project key point: Marketing and PR of meditours in Seongnam and establishment of infrastructure to attract international patients
  • Implementation body: Seongnam City, Seongnam Meditour Council
  • Establishment of an implementation system
    • - Ordinances to promote meditour in Seongnam-si are legislated: August 2, 2013
    • - Form an advisory body on meditour is formed: October 28, 2014
    • - Seongnam Meditour Council is launched: January 11, 2016

Current status of the medical infrastructure in Seongnam-si (as of December, 2018)

Current status of medical institutions registered to attract international patinets (as of July 2019)

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Category Seongnam-si Gyeonggi-do Nationwide

Total

67

426

3,722

Medical institution

32

200

2,062

Company attracting international patients

35

226

1,660

System to provide assurance in meditour

The system is operated by Seongnam-si to address medical accidents or disputes involving an international patients in Seongnam

  • Mediation committee for disputes involving meditours in Seongnam
  • 의료분쟁 발생

    Disputes involving medical cases occur

    화살표

  • 성남시 의료관광지원센터 접수·신고

    Case is filed with the Seongnam Meditour Support Center

    화살표

  • 분쟁조정위원회 심의

    Review by the Dispute Mediation Committee

    화살표

  • 재수술, 치료결정 (지원금 지급)

    Decision on whether to conduct another surgery or implement treatment (subsidies are provided)

    화살표

  • 결과보고 (사건종료)

    Report on results (case closed)

Insurance for meditour

Establishment of a system to provide reassurance for meditour patients

  • Beneficiary of the insurance: foreign nationals visiting Seongnam for medical treatment purposes (free subscription)
  • Guarantees
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Category Content Guaranteed compensation amount

Injury/ death/ disorders of foreign nationals on meditour

Cases where coincidental accidents lead to injury during the insurance period and as a result a disorder or death as categorized in the table has occurred.

Up to 50 million Won

Liability of compensation to meditour patients

Compensation of damages for legal liability during the insurance period

up to 10 million Won

Extension of stay/ Stay by re-entering the country

Subsidization of costs if extension of stay or re-entry into the country is needed due to the medical accident and dispute

Up to 1 million Won

Incentive

One-stop service

  • One-stop services including pick-up at the airport and hotel reservations

Coordinators for each language: a total of 50 people (as of 2019)

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Language Chinese

Russian

Mongolian

Japanese

Indonesian

Vietnamese

English

the number of people 10 12 10 4 2 5 7

Translation services to native language

  • Results are provided within 48 hours; translation service into one's native language is offered

VIP services

  • Priority reservation for international patients
  • Interpretation services for various languages