The former head of Green Cross I-Med unveiled on Wednesday that before he was named President Park Geun-hye’s medical consultant, he had given the president placenta injections at the presidential office.
Kim Sang-man made the remark during the third session of the parliamentary inquiry into the Choi Soon-sil scandal.
Kim said that before being named her medical consultant, he had given Park antiaging placenta injections two to three times and that no other person was present at the time.
At the hearing, Lee Byung-seok, the general director of Severance Hospital and who was the president’s doctor at the time, said he assumed that Kim was treating the president and didn’t think anything was out of the ordinary.
Kim also testified that when entering the top office, he underwent a check by the Presidential Security Service but that he wasn’t required to jot down identification details.
Wednesday's session is focused on clarifying what the president was doing during the seven-hour public absence on the day of the 2014 Sewol ferry sinking.