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Fears Mount Over Impending Weekly Closure of Key Hospitals Amid Medical Service Crisis

Fears Mount Over Impending Weekly Closure of Key Hospitals Amid Medical Service Crisis

SEOUL, April 24 (Korea Bizwire) – More medical professors affiliated with major hospitals in South Korea are considering taking weekly breaks amid the prolonged walkout by trainee doctors, officials said Wednesday, sparking fears of exacerbating the country’s health care crisis and financial difficulties of hospitals. Earlier in the day, an emergency committee of medical professors [...]

Seoul University Hospital Faces Alarming Shortage of Obstetricians Amid Staffing Crisis

Seoul University Hospital Faces Alarming Shortage of Obstetricians Amid Staffing Crisis

SEOUL, April 20 (Korea Bizwire) –In a concerning development, Seoul National University Hospital has not had a single full-time obstetrician on staff since March, highlighting the growing aversion among medical professionals toward the high-risk and demanding field of obstetrics. This marks the first time the prestigious hospital has grappled with such a vacancy in its [...]

Japan to Begin Second Year of Releasing Treated Fukushima Wastewater Into the Sea

Japan to Begin Second Year of Releasing Treated Fukushima Wastewater Into the Sea

TOKYO/SEOUL, Apr. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) announced on April 17 that it would commence the second year of releasing treated radioactive wastewater from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean starting on April 19. The utility said it had analyzed samples from the measurement and [...]

LGBTQ Festival Denied Permission to Use Seoul Plaza

LGBTQ Festival Denied Permission to Use Seoul Plaza

SEOUL, Apr. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul city government decided Friday to allow an outdoor reading event to be held at Seoul Plaza in front of City Hall on May 31, effectively rejecting the request of an annual LGBTQ festival there. The LGBTQ festival was one of three events that sought to use the [...]

South Korean Voters Reveal Nuanced Preferences for Election Poll Coverage

South Korean Voters Reveal Nuanced Preferences for Election Poll Coverage

SEOUL, Apr. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – With this year’s election season bringing a deluge of public opinion poll reports, a recent study has uncovered that South Korean voters do not hold an entirely negative view of the oft-criticized “horse race-style” coverage, contrary to popular belief. However, the research, published in the Korea Association for Broadcasting and [...]

Foreign Media Praises South Korean Broadcasters’ Innovative Election Night Coverage

Foreign Media Praises South Korean Broadcasters’ Innovative Election Night Coverage

SEOUL, Apr. 10 (Korea Bizwire) –Foreign news outlets have praised South Korean broadcasters for their fresh and engaging attempts at election night coverage for the recent general elections. In an article titled “Is This a K-Drama? No, It’s Election Night in South Korea,” the BBC highlighted how major South Korean broadcasters incorporated elements of popular [...]

Asan Medical Center Loses Over 50 Billion Won as Doctors’ Strike Rages On

Asan Medical Center Loses Over 50 Billion Won as Doctors’ Strike Rages On

SEOUL, Apr. 5 (Korea Bizwire) –The Asan Medical Center in Seoul has racked up losses of more than 50 billion won over the past 40 days, a staggering financial toll from a nationwide strike by resident physicians protesting the government’s plan to expand medical school admissions. In an email to faculty members on April 3, [...]

YouTuber Referred to Prosecution on Suspected Installation of Spy Cameras at Polling Stations

YouTuber Referred to Prosecution on Suspected Installation of Spy Cameras at Polling Stations

INCHEON, Apr. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — A YouTuber in his 40s has been referred to prosecutors for further investigation and potential indictment on charges of installing spy cameras at about 40 polling stations ahead of the April 10 parliamentary elections, officials said Friday. The YouTuber has been under police custody since last week as a [...]