While thousands of trainee doctors returned to work at major general hospitals Tuesday — 19 days after walking out in protest of government medical reform plans — others are opting to continue their strike.
Doctors’ groups reached a joint agreement Thursday, taking a step toward dialogue with the ruling Democratic Party (DP) and the government to end their strike in protest of medical reform policies.
As the ruling Democratic Party (DP) signaled a willingness to head back to the drawing board with its medical reform plans, anticipation is growing that the government and doctors may finally reach a compromise to end the trainee doctors’ strike.
The government stressed Tuesday that it already unconditionally suspended plans to expand the medical school admissions in an attempt to coax striking trainee doctors to return to their jobs.
The government announced Monday it will postpone the state-run medical licensing exam by one week, as medical students plan to boycott the test amid nationwide strikes by trainee doctors.
With no end in sight to the nationwide doctor strikes, the Health and Justice ministries, along with the Korean National Police Agency, on Friday urged the doctors to return to work and said they will be penalizing those who do not comply. Doctors...
Trainee doctors on all levels went on indefinite strike Sunday to protest the government's plan to increase medical school admissions, with concern mounting over a general doctors’ walkout this week.