South Korean president criticizes medics, stands firm on sector reforms

Apr1,2024



New Delhi: South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol Group of protesting doctors criticized area improvementCalled them a 'cartel' and reaffirmed the government's commitment to its plans despite a month-long delay doctors strike,
In protest against this, a strike of trainee doctors is proposed on 20th February. training improvementDue to which necessary treatments and surgeries have been cancelled.
However, the government remains firm and has even threatened legal action against the striking doctors. government proposal To increase medical school admission The aim is to reduce the shortfall to 2,000 next year and cater for a growing aging population, although doctors argue this could compromise the quality of service.
President Yoon explained that this figure is not arbitrary, but based on thorough research of current and future medical needs, acknowledging that even with this increase, there will still be a demand-supply gap, especially in areas outside Seoul. Will remain.
He urged doctors to return to work to avoid suspension of their licenses. Emphasizing past failed efforts to increase medical school admissions, Yoon highlighted the need to break the cycle of failure.
He called on doctors to present an integrated and scientifically sound alternative if they disagree with the government's plan.
As South Korea prepares for a crucial election next week, public opinion on the strike has shifted, with the majority now suggesting adjustments in the scale and timing of the reform. The government's stance remains firm in dealing with this challenging situation.



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