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[VIDEO NEWS] A doctor’s honorable death and life

Jan 30,2018
1) Only one doctor died in the Miryang, South Gyeongsang, fire at Sejong Hospital last Friday.

2) “I was in the IC unit at the third floor, and doctors and nurses came up, running around and yelling for evacuation.” – Choi (63), injured in the fire

3) Min ran up and down the five stories of the hospital, trying to rescue patients.

4) His body was found around the emergency room of the first floor. It seems that he had been aiding the evacuation of the patients until he died.

5) Min was not affiliated with Sejong Hospital, where the fire broke out. He was the department chief of the orthopedic department at Miryang Happy Hospital.

6) It seems that he had volunteered at the other hospital’s ER duty, as the rural district of Miryang didn’t have enough orthopedists.

7) “He was a responsible person, being a man of principle. His skills in fracture surgery were outstanding. I don’t think his conscience as a doctor let him let go of the fire extinguisher until the last.” -Kim Jin-guk, the director of Miryang Happy Hospital

8) He had been living separated from his 55-year-old wife and two sons in Gyeonggi-do, taking care of his patients at Miryang.

9) “I heard from my father about Doctor Min. He took care of patients, living nearby the hospital, and would call to check on them even when they went on to other larger hospitals.”- Park (28), lost his father in the fire

10) Currently, a post demanding Min be honored by the Protection of Persons Killed or Wounded for a Righteous Cause Act can be found on the Blue House’s online petition forum.

11) Min, who dedicated his life to caring for others, died saving lives.

Video sourced from JoongAng Ilbo
Directed by Lee Jeong-bong
Produced by Kim Su-hyeon
Translated by Kim Hyo-jung
Edited by James Constant