Operations cancelled as South Korea doctors' strike grows

  • 3 months ago
Pregnant women had C-sections cancelled and cancer treatments were postponed Wednesday as the number of South Korean trainee doctors to walk off the job over proposed reforms swelled, officials and local reports said.

More than 8,800 junior doctors -- 71 percent of the trainee workforce -- have now quit, said Seoul's Second Vice Health Minister Park Min-soo, part of a spiralling protest against government plans to sharply increase medical school admissions.
They chanted slogans while holding placards that read "Stop the populist medical policies played by left-wing socialist scholars and bureaucrats." (Video Courtesy of AFPTV)

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