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Resident Doctors’ Resignations Lead to Epidural Shortages, Disrupted Birth Plans

Resident Doctors’ Resignations Lead to Epidural Shortages, Disrupted Birth Plans

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – An increase in expectant mothers receiving notifications about the unavailability of epidural anesthesia and delays in scheduled deliveries has been reported in South Korea, following a mass submission of resignation letters by residents at major hospitals.  Starting from February 19, Yonsei Severance Hospital announced to expectant mothers that epidural anesthesia [...]

Seoul to Provide 1 Million Won Postpartum Care Support to All Mothers

Seoul to Provide 1 Million Won Postpartum Care Support to All Mothers

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – Starting this year, every mother who gives birth in Seoul will be eligible to receive a financial assistance of 1 million won. Announced on February 13, the city government has eliminated the requirement of residing in Seoul for at least six months, making the support available to all mothers who [...]

Booyoung Group Introduces Bold Incentives to Encourage Childbirth Among Employees

Booyoung Group Introduces Bold Incentives to Encourage Childbirth Among Employees

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Booyoung Group is launching a groundbreaking initiative to encourage childbirth among its employees by offering 100 million won to those who have children. Additionally, the company has proposed providing permanent rental housing of average size to employees who have three or more children.  Chairman Lee Joong-keun announced at the 2024 [...]

South Korea Grapples with Alarming Decline in Birth Rates Amid National Crisis Fears

South Korea Grapples with Alarming Decline in Birth Rates Amid National Crisis Fears

SEOUL, Jan. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — In a stark illustration of South Korea’s deepening low birth rate crisis, a growing number of schools are closing their doors. The birth rate has plummeted to an alarming 0.7, sparking fears of a national existential crisis.  The situation has become so severe that even the sight of empty cribs [...]

Elementary School Enrollment to Fall below 400,000 for 1st Time This Year

Elementary School Enrollment to Fall below 400,000 for 1st Time This Year

SEOUL, Jan. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Student enrollment in elementary schools nationwide is expected to drop below 400,000 for the first time this year due to the nation’s rock-bottom birth rate, officials forecast Wednesday, citing data from the education and interior ministries. According to the government data compiled as of Dec. 20, 413,056 children are [...]

Incheon Welcomes First Beneficiary of “100 Million+i Dream” Policy

Incheon Welcomes First Beneficiary of “100 Million+i Dream” Policy

INCHEON, Jan. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – On the first day of 2024, a joyous event took place at the Gachon University Gil Hospital: the birth of a healthy baby girl weighing 3.4 kg. The newborn, affectionately nicknamed ‘Horam’, combines the characters ‘Ho’ from her father Choi Ho-kyu (40) and ‘Ram’ from her mother Kim Bo-ram (36). [...]

S. Korea Extends Natural Population Fall as Fertility Rate Falls to 0.7

S. Korea Extends Natural Population Fall as Fertility Rate Falls to 0.7

SEOUL, Aug. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea extended a natural decrease in population in June as the fertility rate hit yet another record low, data showed Wednesday, reflecting the grim demographic trend. Only 18,615 babies were born in June, down 1.6 percent from a year earlier, according to the monthly report from Statistics Korea. [...]

S. Korea Extends Natural Dip in Population amid Low Births in May

S. Korea Extends Natural Dip in Population amid Low Births in May

SEOUL, July 26 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea continued to report a natural decrease in population in May amid critically low births, data showed Wednesday, reflecting the alarming demographic challenge of Asia’s No. 4 economy. Only 18,988 babies were born in May, decreasing 5.3 percent from a year earlier, according to the monthly report from [...]