Rep. Lee Hae-sik, head of the Spouse Office of the Presidential Candidates’ Election Response Committee, Lee Jae-myung, dismissed the controversy over the reprimand of paramedics as ‘fake news’, but the fire department acknowledged that it was true, and was caught up in a false controversy.
Earlier, on ‘Blind’, an anonymous bulletin board app for office workers, a netizen who said he was an employee of the Gyeonggi Provincial Office wrote, “Is it normal to transport the family of a famous presidential candidate safely, and to be called to the fire station on an off day, bowed like a criminal, and be investigated for three hours?” came up It is claimed that the paramedics who were dispatched at the time of the fall accident of Lee’s wife, Kim Hye-kyung, were called to the fire station in the morning after working all night for not reporting Kim’s ambulance transfer, and were called to the fire station for a long wait before being investigated and reprimanded. The post appears to have been deleted now.
Immediately after the report containing this content, Rep. Lee said, “There were reports that paramedics were being harassed because they did not report to the upper level, but what I have confirmed is not true.” The investigation is ongoing,” he said.
He continued, “I think this may also be a malicious fake news, but please consider that.
However, after that, the fire department announced that they had confirmed the fact that the Bundang Fire Station in Gyeonggi Province actually called and reprimanded the crew in charge of transporting Mr. Kim in the morning of the incident. According to the Gyeonggi-do Fire and Disaster Headquarters on the 12th, the Bundang Fire Department called three people, including paramedic A, who transferred Kim on the 9th, to the fire station around noon on the same day after finishing their late-night work and reported the situation at the time of Kim’s transfer for about 30 minutes. He was reprimanded for not reporting immediately after receiving the transfer.
The Gyeonggi Fire and Disaster Headquarters said, “We plan to take strict measures against the fire department staff who conducted an inappropriate investigation of the paramedics, and then reprimand them if any violations are found.”
When the rebuke of the paramedics was found to be true, a message was posted on the bulletin board of the Blue House public petition urging that ‘the executive responsible for the rebuke should be severely disciplined.’ In the article titled, ‘I strongly request that the paramedics who transferred the wife of candidate Lee Jae-myung write a police officer and strictly discipline the officers of the Bundang Fire Station who adjusted their shifts’ He pointed out, “I was so concerned about this that I reprimanded the paramedics who faithfully performed their duties, which severely hindered my work the next day.”
He added, “They have never had the qualifications of firefighters as much as they pursued their own achievements.
The petition has been approved by more than 100 people with prior consent, and the manager is reviewing the disclosure.
Meanwhile, at 1 am on the 9th at home, Kim complained of vomiting and dizziness, but lost consciousness and collapsed. After being transported to the emergency room for treatment, Kim underwent suture surgery at a nearby plastic surgery clinic.
Candidate Lee wrote on Facebook on the 12th, “Don’t criticize the 119 paramedics who evacuated my wife. When 119 arrived, I was dressed and didn’t tell them who we were, so they don’t need to know who I am, but they may know who I am. There would not have been,” he wrote.
“The three young paramedics I’ve seen are excellent public officials, and I’m proud to be a Gyeonggi-do official that I commanded until recently.” did.
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