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20 Doctors Lose Medical Licenses in Past 6 yrs for Having Unlicensed Staff Practice Medicine

20 Doctors Lose Medical Licenses in Past 6 yrs for Having Unlicensed Staff Practice Medicine

SEOUL, June 6 (Korea Bizwire) — A total of 20 doctors lost their medical licenses over the past six years for having unlicensed people practice medicine on their behalf, including plastic surgeries, a report showed Sunday. Two dentists, two doctors of Korean medicine and one nurse had their medial licenses revoked for engaging in such [...]

Doctors Leave Correctional Facilities amid Poor Wages and Prisoner Lawsuits

Doctors Leave Correctional Facilities amid Poor Wages and Prisoner Lawsuits

SEOUL, April 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean doctors working at correctional facilities such as prisons and detention centers are suffering from poor working conditions and frequent lawsuits by prisoners. The number of general practitioners and specialists working at South Korean correctional facilities totaled 89 as of February, according to the Ministry of Justice. Given [...]

Nearly 70 pct of S. Koreans in Favor of Bill on Disqualifying Convicted Doctors

Nearly 70 pct of S. Koreans in Favor of Bill on Disqualifying Convicted Doctors

SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly 70 percent of South Koreans are in favor of a bill on disqualifying doctors convicted of felonies, which is currently under review at the National Assembly, a public opinion poll showed Wednesday. According to the survey conducted Tuesday on 500 people aged 18 or older by Realmeter, 68.5 [...]

Conflict Between Doctors, Gov’t Reignites over Bill on Disqualifying Convicted Doctors

Conflict Between Doctors, Gov’t Reignites over Bill on Disqualifying Convicted Doctors

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A conflict between doctors on one side and the government and the ruling party on the other has become heated over a bill that would disqualify medical doctors convicted of felonies. An association of doctors threatened to carry out “a general strike” of angry doctors across the country if [...]

Doctors, Patients Differ in Opinions of Telemedicine Services

Doctors, Patients Differ in Opinions of Telemedicine Services

SEOUL, Dec. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A temporary measure approved by the government to allowed limited telemedicine services amid heightened alert over new coronavirus infections was met by contrasting views from healthcare workers and patients. A research team from the Catholic University of Korea Eunpyeong St. Mary’s Hospital conducted a survey of 906 patients and [...]