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South Korean Doctors and Medical Students Rally Against Admissions Increase, Testing Government Resolve

South Korean Doctors and Medical Students Rally Against Admissions Increase, Testing Government Resolve

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – In a dramatic turn of events, the medical community in South Korea has launched a series of protests, including mass resignations by resident doctors and a collective leave of absence by medical students, in opposition to the government’s plans to increase medical school admissions. This move has sparked widespread concern [...]

Nearly 80 Pct of Junior Doctors Join Walkout amid Growing Medical Service Disruption

Nearly 80 Pct of Junior Doctors Join Walkout amid Growing Medical Service Disruption

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly 80 percent of trainee doctors nationwide have submitted resignations and over 7,800 doctors walked off the job to protest a plan to raise the medical school enrollment quota, leading to the government’s issuance of the highest health alert amid an exacerbating medical system crisis. Intern and resident doctors [...]

Gov’t Raises Health Care Crisis Level to ‘Serious’ over Doctors Walkout

Gov’t Raises Health Care Crisis Level to ‘Serious’ over Doctors Walkout

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The government raised its four-scale health care service crisis gauge to the highest level of “serious” Friday in response to the departure of doctors in their collective action against the planned increase in the medical school admission quota. In an effort to alleviate the growing strain on the medical [...]

Civic Group Files Complaint against Striking Trainee Doctors

Civic Group Files Complaint against Striking Trainee Doctors

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — A civic group filed a complaint Wednesday against trainee doctors, who have collectively resigned over the planned hike in medical school enrollment quotas, and leaders of a doctors’ association, asking police to investigate them for violating the medical and other laws. The group, which calls itself the People’s Livelihood [...]

Over 70 Pct of Trainee Doctors Submit Resignations in Protest of Plan to Boost Medical Students

Over 70 Pct of Trainee Doctors Submit Resignations in Protest of Plan to Boost Medical Students

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – More than 70 percent of trainee doctors have submitted their resignations in protest of a plan to boost the number of medical students, officials said Wednesday, with the government ordering about 6,000 of them to return to work. Concerns have heightened as doctors and the government were in a [...]

6,415 Trainee Doctors Submit Resignations; Gov’t Orders 757 Doctors to Return to Work

6,415 Trainee Doctors Submit Resignations; Gov’t Orders 757 Doctors to Return to Work

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — A total of 6,415 trainee doctors at 100 hospitals have submitted their resignations in protest of the government’s plan to boost the number of medical students, the health ministry said Tuesday. Second Vice Health Minister Park Min-soo told reporters that the ministry ordered 757 trainee doctors to return to [...]

Military Hospital Emergency Rooms to Open to Public in case of Doctors’ Collective Action

Military Hospital Emergency Rooms to Open to Public in case of Doctors’ Collective Action

SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The military plans to open its hospital emergency rooms to the public if doctors stage a massive walkout against the government’s plan to increase medical school admissions, the defense ministry said Monday. Thousands of trainee doctors were set to submit their resignations en masse later in the day in [...]

Gov’t Asks Doctors to Remain by Patients amid Looming Collective Action

Gov’t Asks Doctors to Remain by Patients amid Looming Collective Action

SEOUL, Feb. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-soo on Sunday called for doctors to refrain from taking collective action amid their looming strike in protest of the government’s decision to raise medical school enrollment seats. Doctors have warned of a massive strike and other responses in opposition to the government’s decision [...]

Trainee Doctors Set to Resign En Masse in Protest of Plan to Increase Medical Student Enrollment

Trainee Doctors Set to Resign En Masse in Protest of Plan to Increase Medical Student Enrollment

SEOUL, Feb. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Trainee doctors at major general hospitals in Seoul were set to submit their letters of collective resignation Monday, in an escalation of their protest against the government’s plan to boost the number of medical students. Concerns have been brewing as doctors warn of a large-scale strike and other responses [...]