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Ewha Womans University Medical School Student Council statement condemning Vice Minister Park Min-soo’s remarks

Ewha Womans University Medical School Student Council statement condemning Vice Minister Park Min-soo’s remarks

(Seoul = Larose.VIP) Reporter Jang Bo-in = As the conflict between the government and the medical community continues over increasing the number of medical school students, some medical students criticized Park Min-soo, the second vice minister of Health and Welfare, for making sexist remarks about female medical professionals.

On the 21st, the Ewha Womans University Medical School Student Council posted a statement on social networking services (SNS), saying, “We are shocked and express deep regret over Vice Minister Park Min-soo’s sexist remarks,” and claimed, “The remarks are an attack on all female medical professionals.” did.

The student council said, “Vice Minister Park raised the issue of ‘shortage of future doctors in Korea’ and cited ‘the increase in the proportion of female doctors’ as the basis for this,” and added, “In his statement that female doctors are less efficient as medical personnel because their working hours are low, “The gender-discriminatory view that does not regard women and men as equal human resources is clearly revealed in the first place,” he pointed out.

In addition, he said, “We strongly demand that Vice Minister Park publicly apologize and explain his inappropriate remarks. Furthermore, we urge him to take responsibility for it and resign.”

According to the student council, 28 medical schools, including Gachon University, Catholic University, Korea University, and Yonsei University, expressed solidarity with Ewha Womans University.

Park Min-soo, Second Vice Minister of Health and Welfare, entering the briefing

Park Min-soo, Second Vice Minister of Health and Welfare, entering the briefing

At a briefing the previous day, Vice Minister Park explained the research results of the Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs, the Korea Development Institute (KDI), and Seoul National University, which were used as the basis for deciding on the scale of medical school expansion, and said, “The increase in the proportion of female doctors and the difference in working hours between male and female doctors are also important.” He said, “I put it in and analyzed it,” but criticism was raised that he made a comment that seemed to discriminate against female doctors.

The Emergency Response Committee of the Korean Medical Association also issued a statement and demanded Vice Minister Park’s resignation, saying he had made hateful remarks against women.

In response, the Ministry of Health and Welfare refuted this by saying that it only explained the estimation method in the research report and did not mention anything like ‘female doctors’ productivity is low’ or ‘female doctors’ working hours are low and this leads to a shortage of doctors.’

boin@yna.co.kr

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