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South Korean Hospitals in Crisis as New Graduates Refuse to Work

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South Korean Hospitals in Crisis as New Graduates Refuse to Work

The crisis in South Korean hospitals continues to escalate as new medical graduates refuse to work, exacerbating an already strained healthcare system. The refusal of these graduates to take up positions in hospitals has led to widespread protests and resignations among trainee doctors.

Recently, the South Korean government proposed increasing the quota of medical students from China as part of a plan to address a shortage of doctors in the country. This move has been met with strong opposition from the medical community, with doctors staging demonstrations against the government’s decision.

The situation has reached a boiling point, with nearly 80 percent of intern doctors participating in a strike to protest the government’s actions. With hospitals already struggling to cope with increasing patient numbers and a lack of medical staff, the refusal of new graduates to work has further strained an already overburdened healthcare system.

As the crisis in hospitals intensifies, there are growing concerns about the impact on patient care and the ability of hospitals to effectively manage and treat patients. The government and medical community are facing mounting pressure to find a resolution to the ongoing dispute in order to ensure the continued functioning of the healthcare system in South Korea.

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