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Approximately 250 residents at major hospitals in Gangwon submitted resignation letters… Leaving some medical duties

Each hospital shifts to focus on severe emergency patients… Province operates emergency medical treatment system

Mass resignation of majors…  Stop working from today

Mass resignation of majors… Stop working from today

(Chuncheon = Larose.VIP) Reporter Lee Jae-hyun and Kang Tae-hyeon = “I was scheduled to be hospitalized in 4 days, but the hospitalization schedule was postponed to next week because the resident was not available.”

As the mass exodus of residents (interns and residents) protesting the government’s policy of increasing the number of medical schools is in full swing, some treatment and hospitalization schedules were disrupted at hospitals in the Gangwon region on the 20th.

At each hospital, including Kangwon National University Hospital and Hallym University Chuncheon Sacred Heart Hospital, there was no noticeable patient inconvenience due to treatment deadlines or long waiting times, but there were also voices from citizens concerned about treatment disruption due to the prolonged strike.

Oh Jeong-gi (84), who came to see respiratory medicine at Kangwon National University Hospital on this day, said, “There are no major disruptions in treatment yet, but I think it is a problem if it continues like this.” He added, “It is impossible to go on strike using patients as hostages.” did.

On the same day, at a mom cafe in Chuncheon, people said, “As someone who came to a hospital in Seoul due to a strike at a hospital in the Gangwon region, I am angry. The problem is that I get sick unintentionally,” and “They did not accept emergency surgery because the hospital is run by professors without residents.” “Is there anyone whose surgery, such as a cesarean section, has been postponed due to the resident’s strike? I hope the strike ends without incident,” were posted one after another.

Another citizen, Mr. Kim (53), also said, “I accompanied my father to the hospital for cancer treatment. Cancer patients need consistent chemotherapy, so I am more worried about the future that the remaining treatment may be delayed due to a prolonged strike.” He complained.

Mr. A (66), who came to Kangwon National University Hospital in Chuncheon from Sokcho, said, “I used to get treatment in Seoul for a stroke, but I was worried that I would have to wait a long time due to the doctor’s strike or go back without being able to receive treatment properly, so I decided to go to the largest university hospital in the province. “I came looking for you,” he said.

patient looking at doctors

patient looking at doctors

Some hospitals experiencing treatment disruptions, such as Kangwon National University Hospital, are adjusting treatment schedules for each department and contacting patients to inform them of the situation.

In the Gangwon region, about 250 residents submitted their resignations and most did not come to work.

In the case of Yonsei University Wonju Severance Christian Hospital in Ilsan-dong, Wonju, 97 residents out of 151 (42 interns and 109 residents) submitted letters of resignation.

The Wonju City Public Health Center understands that 42 interns and 14 residents did not show up for medical work that day.

Health authorities issued an order to begin work for 14 residents.

The Ministry of Health and Welfare requested the deployment of police forces to the hospital the day before in preparation for an emergency, and deployed one echelon of the 2nd Mobile Force Company (about 20 people), but as of this day, no request had been made.

At Hallym University Chuncheon Sacred Heart Hospital, a total of 49 out of 50 residents, including 11 interns and 38 residents, submitted resignation letters and some left their jobs.

The hospital explained that among the 25 to 30 surgeries performed per day on average, there have been no postponed surgeries to date.

At Kangwon National University Hospital, 78 of the 101 residents submitted resignation letters as of today, and 64 of them were found not to have come to work.

As a result of this strike, there have been no cases of postponement or cancellation of surgery, transfer or discharge to date.

Some surgery patients were advised to adjust their schedules over the phone, and reservations were not made available for outpatient treatment by some of the discontinued residents.

19 out of 33 residents at Gangneung Asan Hospital, the only general hospital in the Yeongdong region in Sacheon-myeon, Gangneung-si, announced their intention to resign the day before, and 4 more submitted their resignations on this day.

At Gangneung Asan Hospital, it is known that there will be no significant impact on the scheduled surgery schedule so far, but the work schedule is planned to be adjusted to avoid patient harm.

Large hospital posted notice of delayed treatment due to mass resignation of medical residents

Large hospital posted notice of delayed treatment due to mass resignation of medical residents

Each hospital is committed to transforming its medical system to focus on patients in urgent need of treatment to prevent a medical crisis from becoming a reality.

An official at Kangwon National University Hospital said, “In the case of the emergency room and intensive care unit, we are maintaining an emergency treatment system by forming a response team centered on specialists.”

Gangneung Asan Hospital also plans to provide treatment mainly to severe emergency patients in accordance with its role as a regional emergency medical center and maintain the government’s emergency medical system, and recommends all patients with mild symptoms.

The province has been operating an emergency response situation room since the 8th, while 14 public medical institutions including medical centers (5 medical centers, 3 Korea Workers’ Compensation and Welfare Service hospitals, 3 military hospitals, Jeongseon County Hospital, etc.) and city and county public health centers and branches are implementing emergency treatment measures. Established a system for extended weekday treatment and holiday treatment in preparation for mass closures of private clinics.

According to the province, emergency rooms at 26 emergency medical institutions are currently operating 24 hours a day. The three military hospitals in the province (Gangneung, Chuncheon, and Hongcheon) also open and operate emergency rooms to civilians.

However, emergency medical institutions in the province are also experiencing a manpower shortage due to the resignation of medical residents, so the province requests that mild or non-emergency patients use local emergency medical institutions or general medical institutions.

Lee Kyeong-hee, director of the Welfare and Health Bureau, said, “Province residents who need emergency treatment should follow the transfer instructions of the 119 ambulance,” and added, “To prioritize treatment of serious emergency patients at large hospitals, please actively follow the instructions to transfer patients to other medical institutions according to the patient’s severity.” said.

Meanwhile, the Wonju City Medical Association decided to hold a rally opposing the increase in medical school capacity at the square in front of City Hall starting at 5 p.m. on the 22nd with about 70 people in attendance.


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