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Regular briefing of the Korean Medical Association Emergency Committee… “It’s the government’s arrogance that doctors can’t leave patients.”

“I never took collective action… I gave up my future of my own free will.”

“If a 40-year-old private practice receives 280 million won, it is not that much to be criticized.”

Joo Soo-ho, public relations chairman of the Korean Medical Association, briefing

Joo Soo-ho, public relations chairman of the Korean Medical Association, briefing

(Seoul = Larose.VIP) Reporter Seong-ho Seong-ho and Ji-hyeon Kwon = The Emergency Response Committee of the Korean Medical Association criticized the government as “a husband who uses violence against his wife who beats his children hostage” and said, “On March 3, nationwide “We will hold a rally of doctors and conduct a vote for and against collective action among all members,” he announced.

At a press briefing held in response to the government’s push to increase the number of medical schools on the 22nd, Joo Su-ho, chairman of the emergency committee’s media and public relations committee, said, “After seeing the post on Facebook, many doctors sent me messages saying they had their own feelings,” and described doctors as “beaten wives” and patients as “beaten wives.” was described as a ‘child’ and the government as a ‘violent husband’.

Chairman Joo said, “It was the government, not the doctors, who took the patient’s life and health hostage to create this situation,” and added, “I am convinced that the government’s arrogance in believing that no matter how hard they push the doctors to leave the patient’s side caused this situation.” emphasized.

However, it is pointed out that it is inappropriate to quote the metaphor of “a wife who cannot run away” in a situation where more than 8,000 of the 13,000 residents have already left the hospital and a ‘medical crisis’ has occurred.

Following the medical residency, the emergency committee of the medical association is also preparing collective actions at the level of the entire medical association, such as a national doctors’ rally and a vote of all members.

Chairman Joo said, “It seemed like it was not a free time, so we changed the National Doctors’ Rally, which was scheduled to be held on March 10, to March 3.”

He also said, “We are also preparing an electronic vote for all members for group action, and we will encourage participation in each region after the representative meeting on the 25th and then hold a vote.”

Chairman Joo argued that the government’s policy to expand the number of medical school students by 2,000 students is unfounded, and that the government’s explanation that it had discussed the scale of the increase several times with the Korean Medical Association was ‘false.’

Chairman Joo said, “The number of essential medical specialists is absolutely not small,” and “The reason they give up is because of legal issues (burden) and not being paid appropriately despite their hard work.”

Regarding the resident’s resignation and medical student’s leave of absence, he said, “I have never taken collective action,” and “How can giving up one’s future of one’s own free will because of disappointment with the government’s populist policy be a collective action and an illegal act?” I asked back.

Korean Medical Association emergency committee briefing

Korean Medical Association emergency committee briefing

He also refuted Seoul National University professor Kim Yoon’s recent statement on MBC’s ‘100 Minute Debate’ that “the annual salary of a specialist by age 35 is 300 million to 400 million won.”

He claimed, “We are currently conducting a legal review to raise questions about this statement. At 35 years old, he has just become a specialist, and it is not a fact that his annual salary is 400 million won.”

He said, “If you look at the amount reported to the National Tax Service as announced by the government and reported in the media, the annual income is about 280 million won, which is the average pre-tax amount for self-employed people (practitioners).”

Chairman Joo asked, “Is the income of 280 million won for doctors who completed internship, residency, and fellow training and opened their practice at the age of about 40 a high enough salary to warrant criticism?”

He continued, “Professor Kim was interviewed in 2017 and said, ‘The doctor shortage debate is boring and wasteful,’ and this is a claim that our doctors completely agree with. Now they are saying that we need to increase the number of doctors, but what kind of change of heart has there been?”

In response to Democratic Party leader Lee Jae-myeong’s proposal to create an emergency response organization and consult with the Korean Medical Association, Chairman Joo said, “The number of medical school quotas is a matter of policy judgment, so it should not be made a political issue,” and “I will be honest about why specialists have no choice but to leave the hospital despite all kinds of criticism.” “If you’re willing to listen, I’ll agree,” he said.

soho@yna.co.kr

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