Dispatch & The Ministry of National Defense’s 2nd Responses to G-Dragon Hospital Situation

Posted June 26, 2018 by

Note: Please take everything stated with a bit of an understanding as this is all new information coming out as it is posted.

After the article published by Dispatch (with a response by YG Entertainment) yesterday, it was discovered that another military soldier was taking and keeping private information on G-Dragon and sending it to his girlfriend, who was then posting it on social media. PannChoa has translated the post from Pann (Korean forum/site) here and even Netizenbuzz has covered it here, which showed favorable responses for G-Dragon and the situation at hand for why he may have been placed in a single room.

Dispatch challenged what was said about G-Dragon getting a private room and asked for more proof/info from YG.

The Ministry of National Defense (official head/spokesperson group for the military) released a second statement, basically reconfirming what was originally stated in their first statement and that nothing had changed.


News Article:

Ministry Of National Defense Responds To Dispatch’s Follow-Up Report On G-Dragon’s Hospital Stay

Dispatch has released a new article arguing against YG Entertainment’s statement on G-Dragon’s hospitalization.

The news outlet first reported on June 25 that the BIGBANG member is being hospitalized in a VIP room for colonels at a military hospital and is receiving special treatment. The reports were denied by YG Entertainment.

In response to YG Entertainment saying that there are no rooms specifically for colonels at the hospital, Dispatch checked the operating system of the hospital and found that room 311 of ward 301, which G-Dragon was staying in, is classified as a “colonel hospital room.”

According to Dispatch, the only 1-person hospital rooms are on the third and sixth floors. The colonel room is on third floor and cannot be used by typical soldiers. The 1-person room on sixth floor is used for special circumstances like those who need to be quarantined.

On G-Dragon adhering to the sick leave period and using up his personal vacation time to receive treatment, Dispatch shared that he went on sick leave from May 16 through 25 and extended until June 1. He then went on a sick leave from June 13 through 16, used up personal vacation time on June 17 and 18, and was hospitalized on June 19. He is expected to be discharged on June 28, which means he will have spent 33 days outside of the army base over two months.

The Ministry of National Defense has released an official statement in response to Dispatch’s new article.

The Yangzhou Armed Forces Hospital, which G-Dragon is staying at, does not have a “colonel room.” The image presented by Dispatch on room 311 of ward 301 being a “colonel room” is because the software sources were not edited when the operating system was updated in 2012. Soldiers and executives can all use the room if decided as such by the medical team. Nine soldiers, noncommissioned officers, commissioned officers, etc. have used the room since 2017.

The Ministry of National Defense also explained that soldiers can go on up to 30 days of sick leave in a year. G-Dragon used three days in April, 17 days in May, and six days in June for a total of 26 days. He has been hospitalized at the Yangzhou Armed Forces Hospital since June 19, and this period does not count as a sick leave.

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