The production team of JTBC’s “Doctor Cha” has apologized regarding the portrayal of Crohn’s disease in a recent episode of the drama.

On May 10, the production team of “Doctor Cha” released the following statement:

This is the production team of JTBC’s “Doctor Cha.”

We express our gratitude to viewers who watch “Doctor Cha” with affection, and we would like to apologize for hurting the feelings of patients and their families with the May 6 broadcast of an episode which dealt with a specific disease.

The episode was intended to talk about a specific case of a patient with severe chronic complications among the symptoms of Crohn’s disease, but in the development of the story, the explanation that this is not the case of typical Crohn’s disease was insufficient.

We failed to pay careful attention to the fact that lines spoken by characters who lack medical expertise with the intention of blaming patients could foster negative perceptions of certain diseases.

The production team of “Doctor Cha” would like to clarify that there was no intention at all to lightly deal with the pain and depression of patients who are struggling with the disease, and we will be more careful in producing the drama so that there is no discomfort while watching.

Thank you.

Starring Uhm Jung HwaKim Byung ChulMyung Se Bin, and Min Woo Hyuk, “Doctor Cha” draws out the “ripped life stitches” of Cha Jung Sook (Uhm Jung Hwa), who transforms from a housewife of 20 years to a first year medical resident.

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