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Group resignation of medical residents promoted across the country, including ‘Big 5’ hospitals

(Uijeongbu = Larose.VIP) Reporter Kim Do-yoon = As residents protest against the government’s increase in medical schools and announce collective action, the damage to patients in the medical field is becoming a reality, with surgery schedules being postponed.

All residents at Big 5 hospitals collectively resign by the 19th

All residents at Big 5 hospitals collectively resign by the 19th

According to Hospital A in northern Gyeonggi Province and the patient’s family on the 16th, Professor B of this hospital postponed the surgery scheduled for the 20th with the consent of Patient C this morning.

Mr. C, who has stage 4 lung cancer, had been receiving chemotherapy for about two years and decided to have surgery because there was no more medicine to use. He decided to be hospitalized on the 19th, the day before.

Mr. C also underwent final tests before surgery, including blood collection, at the hospital that day.

However, Professor B and Mr. C decided to adjust the surgery date because they were concerned that the resident would not be able to enter the operating room due to group action on the day of the surgery.

The 20th, when Mr. C’s surgery was scheduled, was the day when residents at the so-called ‘big five’ hospitals, including Seoul National University, Severance, Samsung Seoul, Seoul Asan, and Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital, decided to stop working.

Mr. C’s future surgery date has not been set.

In response, Mr. C’s son posted a post on an Internet community and complained, “Is it something a doctor would do to threaten to risk his patient’s life?”

This article received more than 1,000 comments criticizing the major’s collective action.

Hospital A stated, “On the day of the residents’ collective action announcement, Professor B had two surgeries scheduled, and there were concerns about disruption to the surgery on the same day, so the schedule was inevitably adjusted.”

Concerns about a ‘medical gap’ are growing as medical residents, who are at the core of essential medical care, have decided to take collective action.

All residents at the ‘Big 5’ hospitals decided to submit their resignations by the 19th and stop working after 6 a.m. on the 20th.

Wonkwang University Hospital already announced the day before that all 126 residents in 22 departments had submitted their resignations. In addition, residents in other regions are increasingly submitting resignation letters.

According to the Ministry of Health and Welfare, as of 24:00 on the 15th, 154 residents at 7 hospitals submitted resignation letters.

kyoon@yna.co.kr

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