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Address to the public: “The damage will be passed on to the people… We will not only increase the number of students, but we will also guarantee the quality of education.”

“Reflecting the needs of the medical community without any setbacks in the four major policies… Medical Accident Special Act, fee increase, and post-finish deficit preservation”

Citizens watching the Prime Minister's statement regarding collective action by doctors

Citizens watching the Prime Minister’s statement regarding collective action by doctors

(Seoul = Larose.VIP) Reporter Kim Young-shin and Lee Dong-hwan = Prime Minister Han Deok-soo said on the 18th when doctors, including residents, showed signs of collective action in protest against the increase in the number of medical school students, saying, “If it leads to actual action and a medical vacuum opens, the damage will be passed on to the people.” “I’m leaving,” he said, urging restraint.

Prime Minister Han announced the ‘Statement on Doctors’ Collective Action’ at the Seoul Government Complex this afternoon and said, “The medical gap caused by collective action is something that should not happen, taking the lives and health of the people hostage.”

Prime Minister Han said, “Our medical system is currently in crisis, and both patients and doctors are experiencing serious suffering.” He said, “There have been cases of severe emergency patients dying because they did not receive treatment in time, and so-called ‘open runs’ with children and adolescents, and treatment trips to the metropolitan area.” etc. problems were pointed out.

He continued, “Doctors are also suffering. Medical staff working in fields that are essential to the public are not receiving sufficient compensation, and are growing tired of working all night, long hours of surgery, and anxiety about medical lawsuits.” “This is because, while the medical system is increasing, the old and unreasonable medical system has remained in place and relied on the dedication and sacrifice of individual doctors,” he said.

Prime Minister Han emphasized, “Medical reform to save essential medical care and local medical care is a task of the times that can no longer be delayed. If the absolute number of doctors is not secured, medical reform can never be successful. The expansion of medical school admissions cannot be delayed any further.” did.

He said, “We will not only increase the number of medical school students, but also ensure the quality of education.” He added, “The size of the increase of 2,000 students was not arbitrarily determined by the government, but is the result of long-term and careful discussions between the country’s top experts and universities.”

Prime Minister Han addresses the public in response to group action by doctors, saying, “People’s lives cannot be held hostage.”

Prime Minister Han addresses the public in response to group action by doctors, saying, “People’s lives cannot be held hostage.”

Prime Minister Han said, “We must not only increase the number of doctors, but also create conditions where doctors can work with confidence in a better environment,” and said that he would push forward without a hitch the ‘four major essential medical policy packages’ that reflect the demands of the medical community.

Prime Minister Han said, “We will prevent burnout in the medical field by improving the working conditions of medical residents and revive local medical care by nurturing local hospitals and securing essential doctors.” He added, “We will expand investment in the local medical system and encourage talented people to work in the region.” “To help them settle down, we will expand the selection of local talent and implement a contract-type local essential doctor system,” he said.

Prime Minister Han said, “By enacting a special law to deal with medical accidents and establishing a safety net for medical accidents, we will create an environment where doctors do not have to worry excessively about criminal punishment.” He added, “Above all, we will ensure that doctors in essential medicine receive reasonable compensation by 2028.” “We will invest more than 10 trillion won to raise the cost of essential medical services,” he promised.

He continued, “We are preparing an alternative payment system that will provide additional compensation by expanding the public policy fee system for essential medical care and make up for the deficit after the fact to compensate for the maintenance of critical and essential infrastructure in hospitals,” adding, “We are making a bold decision in an innovative way that has not been attempted before.” “We will provide intensive support,” he explained.

Prime Minister Han said to the doctors, “I am deeply grateful for your efforts to protect the lives and safety of the people in a difficult environment, and thanks to your dedication and sacrifice, we have overcome the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic.” Regarding medical reform. “The government is ready to talk and communicate at any time. I earnestly urge you to narrow differences of opinion through rational discussion and dialogue, not through collective action,” he repeatedly appealed.

In particular, Prime Minister Han said to the medical residents who have the greatest impact in the field during collective action, “The people are well aware of your hard work. Please do not hurt the hearts and trust of the people,” and “Please protect the medical field and the patients.” “he said.

Prime Minister Han said, “I know well that the people are anxious for fear of mass action at medical sites. The government will be thoroughly prepared and respond quickly to protect the precious lives of the people under any circumstances.” He added, “I am shaken by only looking at the people.” “We will complete medical reform without it,” he emphasized.

Prime Minister Han Deok-soo issues a statement to the public regarding collective action by doctors

Prime Minister Han Deok-soo issues a statement to the public regarding collective action by doctors

Despite these appeals, the government confirmed its position that if doctors push for collective action, it will respond in accordance with laws and principles.

Minister of Health and Welfare Cho Gyu-hong said, “It is regrettable that the Korean Medical Association has decided on a method of struggle rather than dialogue, but we will nevertheless make efforts to dialogue with the medical community. We will respond to the collective action of residents in accordance with the principles stipulated in the law.” He said.

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