▲ Vice Minister Park Min-soo briefing after the meeting of the Doctors' Collective Action Central Accident Control Headquarters


Regarding the extraordinary general meeting of the medical residents' group the day before today (13th), Park Min-soo, Second Vice Minister of Health and Welfare, said, "It is fortunate that there was no expression of collective action," and asked, "Please make a decision to protect the patients."



Vice Minister Park said in a briefing after the meeting of the 'Doctors' Collective Action Central Accident Control Headquarters (Medium Version)' today, "An extraordinary general meeting of the medical residents' group was held yesterday," and "It is fortunate that there was no expression of a position to take collective action." “I do it,” he said.



He said, “We will accelerate medical reform to improve working conditions in hospitals and make them sustainable workplaces,” and added, “We ask residents to make decisions to protect patients.”



The Korean Medical Resident Association (Daejeon Association), an intern and resident organization, held an extraordinary general meeting of delegates from the night before to early this morning in protest against the government's announcement of 'an increase in the number of medical students by 2,000', and discussed response measures such as collective action, but did not announce its position after the meeting. We are not doing it.



Regarding the opposition from medical groups to the increase in the number of medical schools, Vice Minister Park said, "I hope that (the people) will stay with us until the end with overwhelming support so that national policy is not influenced by a few positions." He added, "The government will only look at the people. We will overcome any difficulties." “We will definitely overcome this,” he emphasized.



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