South Korea is renowned for world-class medical technology as well as cutting-edge IT. Alongside these technologies, we were confident that we can play a pivotal role in saving people’s lives in the near future. DOCL is a non-profit organization, purely organized by those willing to take part in saving lives.
Only a minority of COVID-19 patients are in need of hospitalization or intensive care, while the majority can receive sufficient care under self-quarantine or in a residential treatment center. However, it is an immense burden to a relatively low number of medical staff to classify each patient when confirmed cases are surging across the country. .
In these circumstances, DOCL was found to save more lives by designing a patient classification program based on symptom severity and triage. Such effective use of medical data allows patients to receive appropriate care matching their own health status.
The COVID virus has drastically changed our lives. It is now a social norm to wear masks that make it difficult to breathe and treat each other as a potential virus carrier. Students who are supposed to be at school running and playing with their friends are staying at home taking online classes, whilst the minority allowed to go to school have to keep their place at their desks with partitions between them. Elsewhere, unemployed young workers, families with halved profits and those who have dreamed of living abroad all have expressed their frustration of their current lives being more of a disaster than the virus itself.
Our lives are now divided into two phases: before and after the COVID pandemic. If we don’t take any action against it, we will never return back to life before the pandemic. We have a responsibility to take matters into our own hands and bring the world back to what it was like before this disaster. This is all because we have the obligation to pass such a beautiful yet normal world to our next generation. DOCL aims to fulfill this social responsibility and offers support to solve this perplexing situation.