Lee Jae-myeong, leader of the Democratic Party of Korea, who began fasting on August 31, was taken to the hospital on the 18th, the 19th day, due to worsening health바카라사이트. Representative Lee announced that he would continue his fast even after being hospitalized.
On this day, the Democratic Party said, “At around 6:55 a.m., Representative Lee’s health condition worsened, so we called the 119 ambulance and medical staff waiting nearby,” and added, “(Representative Lee) showed symptoms such as dehydration and was in a state of confusion.” It was announced. The Democratic Party reported that Representative Lee has been so weak since last weekend that he has been unable to use the restroom on his own. Representative Lee was unable to move after the ambulance arrived that day and was carried on a stretcher with a blanket on him. Democratic Party Chief Spokesperson Kwon Chil-seung explained, “The medical staff’s opinion is that physical function has significantly decreased due to fasting.”
Representative Lee was transported to the Catholic University of Korea’s Yeouido St. Mary’s Hospital near the National Assembly and received emergency treatment, including administration of saline solution. He was then transferred to Green Hospital in Jungnang-gu, Seoul and was admitted. Spokesperson Han Min-soo said in a briefing in front of Green Hospital, “CEO Lee announced that he will continue fasting even in his hospital bed,” and “except for minimal intravenous fluid treatment, he plans not to consume any food.” A spokesperson explained, “It was recommended by the medical staff as a hospital with specialists with experience in fasting treatment and complete facilities to support the treatment.”
The medical community is reacting with suspicion about CEO Lee’s decision to transfer to Green Hospital, located about 20km away. According to the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service, a total of 255 doctors, including 12 gastroenterology specialists, are working at Yeouido St. Mary’s Hospital. On the other hand, Green Hospital has a total of 35 doctors. Fasting patients are treated in the same manner as patients with nutritional deficiencies who have not received nutrients for a long period of time. Larger hospitals have more experience in treatment and can receive collaborative care from various departments.
Green Hospital was established in 2003 by the Wonjin Occupational Disease Management Foundation, which consists of victims of Wonjin Rayon industrial accidents. Representative Lee appointed Director Jeong Il-yong, the second director of Green Hospital, as the director of Gyeonggi Medical Center in 2021, when he was the governor of Gyeonggi Province. The current director, Im Sang-hyeok, also participated in meetings with labor and experts on industrial accident prevention in which CEO Lee participated while he was serving as governor of Gyeonggi Province. Park Seok-woon, head of the National People’s Action Party, who has led various anti-government rallies, has deep ties to the opposition party, serving as the executive director of this hospital.