Let’s get last year’s health checkup by June of this year… Tongyeong City extends examination period for a limited time

Gyeongnam Tongyeong City Hall.

湲 蹂肄

[아시아경제 영남취재본부 이세령 수습기자] The city of Tongyeong, Gyeongsangnam-do, will temporarily extend the period of general health and cancer screening for 2021 until June 30 of this year.

The city followed the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and Welfare to extend the checkup in order to guarantee an opportunity for checkup to citizens who postponed their health checkup due to the reduced number of checkups at medical institutions due to the prolonged Corona 19 and refraining from visiting checkup institutions.

From January 3, this year, people who are subject to the two-year check-up, such as local health insurance subscribers, work dependents, and office workers, including those receiving medical benefits, can apply for additional health check-up to the National Health Insurance Corporation branch or the relevant business establishment from January 3, this year. Non-office workers who are subject to the annual check-up may receive it without a separate application.

The recipients of the national cancer screening extension are those who were born in odd-numbered years who did not receive a screening last year, and those who are receiving medical benefits and the bottom 50% of health insurance policyholders and those 20 years of age or older notified by the National Health Insurance Corporation.

It tests for stomach cancer, colorectal cancer, liver cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer, and lung cancer, which have the highest incidence among Koreans. You must submit an application for screening subjects.

The Tongyeong Public Health Center said, “If you have an underlying disease, including cancer, you are more vulnerable to COVID-19, so I hope you get cancer screening within the year.”


Reporter Lee Se-ryeong from Yeongnam Reporting Headquarters [email protected]


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