Samsung Medical Center Carries Out Fourth Voluntary Medical Work to Help Refugees


Since 2017, Samsung Medical Center has carried out voluntary medical work with the NGO Migration to Asia Peace (MAP) to help refugees. It has become a source of hope for refugees by providing free medical examinations every year.


In the fourth voluntary activity scheduled on May 26, around 130 volunteers, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, radiologists, and administrative workers, as well as translators and workers from MAP, carried out medical examinations, including diagnosis examinations and oral examinations, with 100 refugees from Syria, Africa, and Bangladesh. Patients with more specific diseases were transferred to departments, such as emergency medicine, rheumatic internal medicine, family medicine, neurology, and rehabilitation, accordingly for professional treatment.


As the leader of the voluntary activity, Hyungjin Kim, Chief of the Social Contribution Team, said, “With many refugees coming to Korea, our team plans to identify what health problems they have and how they are treated, and cooperate with domestic NGOs to continue carrying out systematic voluntary services.”