South Korea says to start legal action against doctors over walkout

March 04, 2024

SEOUL -- South Korea's health minister said on Monday authorities will start inspecting hospitals in order to take legal action against trainee doctors who have ignored an ultimatum to end a walkout over government plans to increase medical school admissions. Doctors take part in a rally to protest against government plans to increase medical school admissions in Seoul, South Korea, March 3, 2024. Thousands of South Korean doctors held a mass rally on Sunday organised by the Korean Medical Association (KMA), which represents private practitioners, defying official calls for the trainee physicians to return to work. Doctors chant slogans during a rally to protest against government plans to increase medical school admissions in Seoul, South Korea, March 3, 2024. The plan to boost medical school admissions is popular with the public, with about 76% of respondents in favour, regardless of political affiliation, a recent Gallup Korea poll found.

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