□ On the 22nd, Daejeon City held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a public children's rehabilitation hospital, a long-cherished desire for children with severe disabilities and their parents.
The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Daejeon Mayor Huh Tae-jung, Health and Welfare Minister Park Neung-hoo, National Assemblyman Park Beom-gye, Chungnam National University Hospital Director Yoon Hwan-joong, and Kim Dong-seok, the representative of the citizens of Todaktodak.
The main event was delivered to families and citizens of disabled children in a non-face-to-face manner through online methods to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 infectious disease.
Huh Tae-jung, mayor of Daejeon, held events such as "delivering hope messages" and "Introducing miracle blue items" with online visitors and expressed his willingness to build the best hospital facilities for citizens and families of disabled children.
The Public Children's Rehabilitation Hospital, the current government's pledge project and a promising project in Daejeon, will be built in Daejeon for the first time in the country and is expected to be of great help to the families of 6,000 disabled children in the Chungcheongnam area.
Chungnam National University Hospital, which is leading the construction of the hospital, promised that the Public Children's Rehabilitation Hospital will be a role model for children's rehabilitation hospitals and will be built safely and quickly for families of disabled children anxiously waiting to open.
Congressman Park Beom-kye and Health and Welfare Minister Park Neung-hoo, who led the revision and revision of the Act on Health Rights and Medical Guarantee for the Disabled, congratulated the hospital and promised to work together to secure the financial status of hospital operations in the future.
Kim Dong-seok, who participated in the event as a citizen representative, conveyed the wishes and opinions of disabled families on how to operate the hospital since its opening, and Daejeon Mayor Huh Tae-jung suggested discussing and solving the problem with citizens.
Meanwhile, the Public Children's Rehabilitation Hospital, which will begin construction in December, will be completed and opened in September 2022 with a total project cost of 44.7 billion won, including 10 billion won from the Nexon Foundation. Public Children's Rehabilitation Hospital is located at 567-10 Guanjeo-dong, Seo-gu. It has a total floor space of 15,789㎡ with two basement floors and five ground floors with 70 beds.