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Health Minister Vows to Accomplish Medical Reform

Health Minister Vows to Accomplish Medical Reform

SEOUL, Apr. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Health Minister Cho Kyoo-hong said Monday the government will accomplish medical reform, despite a prolonged walkout by junior doctors that have crippled public health services at major hospitals for nearly six weeks. “The government will accomplish medical reform by only looking at the people,” Cho told a government response [...]

Health Ministry Appeals to Defiant Trainee Doctors to Come Forward for Talks

Health Ministry Appeals to Defiant Trainee Doctors to Come Forward for Talks

SEOUL, Mar. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The health ministry on Wednesday appealed to defiant junior doctors to come forward for talks with the government, as a prolonged walkout by trainee doctors has crippled major hospitals for more than five weeks. Second Vice Health Minister Park Min-soo urged defiant trainee doctors to “form a responsible delegation [...]

Medical Professors Demand Gov’t Scrap Increased Medical School Admission Seats

Medical Professors Demand Gov’t Scrap Increased Medical School Admission Seats

SEOUL, Mar. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of medical professors on Monday demanded the government scrap a reform plan that increased medical school admission seats, saying it would sit down for talks with the government only if the plan is abolished. The demand by the Medical Professors Association of Korea is expected to complicate [...]

Health Minister Vows to Swiftly Hold Talks with Medical Community over Doctors’ Walkout

Health Minister Vows to Swiftly Hold Talks with Medical Community over Doctors’ Walkout

SEOUL, Mar. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Health Minister Cho Kyoo-hong said Monday relevant ministries have swiftly begun work to hold talks with the medical community, a day after President Yoon Suk Yeol called for a “flexible” measure over the government’s move to suspend licenses of defiant trainee doctors. Prospects of talks between the government and [...]

Additional Military Surgeons, Public Health Doctors to Be Deployed: PM

Additional Military Surgeons, Public Health Doctors to Be Deployed: PM

SEOUL, Mar. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Prime Minister Han Duck-soo said Friday that the government will deploy additional military surgeons and public health doctors to help cope with the prolonged walkout by junior doctors. Over 90 percent of the country’s 13,000 junior doctors have been on mass resignations for more than a month, protesting against [...]

Doctors in South Korea Eye Exits Amid Expansion of Medical School Quotas

Doctors in South Korea Eye Exits Amid Expansion of Medical School Quotas

SEOUL, Mar. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – As the South Korean government finalizes plans to increase enrollment at medical schools by 2,000 students, a leading voice in the medical community has sounded the alarm about a potential exodus of aspiring doctors disillusioned with the changes. “Many residents are preparing for medical licensing exams in the United States [...]

Health Ministry to Start Suspending Licenses of Defiant Trainee Doctors from Next Week

Health Ministry to Start Suspending Licenses of Defiant Trainee Doctors from Next Week

SEOUL, Mar. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The health ministry said Thursday it will begin suspending medical licenses of trainee doctors who have defied a return-to-work order from next week, as the government pushed ahead with its plan to hike the number of medical students. A monthlong walkout by trainee doctors in protest of the hike [...]

ILO Dismisses Request for Intervention by Striking Trainee Doctors: Labor Ministry

ILO Dismisses Request for Intervention by Striking Trainee Doctors: Labor Ministry

SEOUL, Mar. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The International Labour Organization (ILO) has dismissed a request by striking South Korean trainee doctors for intervention in the government’s back-to-work order, concluding that they are not recognized as a labor union eligible for the process, officials said Thursday. The labor ministry revealed the development after the Korean Intern [...]

Gov’t Set to Announce Allocation of Increased Medical School Seats

Gov’t Set to Announce Allocation of Increased Medical School Seats

SEOUL, Mar. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The government was set to announce Wednesday the allocation of an additional 2,000 medical school admission seats even as the biggest doctors’ group threatens to launch a general strike to protest the quota hike. Education Minister Lee Ju-ho is expected to make the announcement in the afternoon following a [...]