The People's Power and the government will hold a high-level party political council meeting at the Prime Minister's Residence in Samcheong-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul this afternoon (14th) to discuss how to respond to the enactment of the Nursing Care Law, which passed the plenary session of the National Assembly led by the MDP.

Representatives Kim Ki-hyun and Yoon Jae-ok from the People's Power will attend, while the government will be attended by Prime Minister Han Deok-so, Deputy Prime Minister of Economic Affairs Chu Kyung-ho, and Minister of Health and Welfare Cho Kyu-hong.

Chief of Staff Kim Kyung-won and other staff members of the President's Office will also attend.

They are expected to finalize a policy at the meeting to formally recommend exercising President Yoon Seok-yeol's right to demand reconsideration of the nursing law.

The Nursing Law, which passed the plenary session on 27 March while the ruling party failed to participate in the vote, separates the contents related to nursing care from the current medical law, clarifies the duties of nurses, nurse practitioners, and nursing assistants, and stipulates national responsibilities for improving the working environment and treatment of nurses, etc.

The People's Power has argued that other professions, except nurses, doctors and nursing assistants, are fiercely opposed, and that the president should veto it as conflicts in the health care industry have grown.

The party government will also adopt measures to strengthen the safety of child protection zones and eradicate drunk driving as agenda items for the council, and discuss institutional improvement measures to prevent the recurrence of school zone accidents in recent years.

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