Patients to stage rally over prolonged doctors' walkout in S. Korea

Seoul, Jun 21 (IANS): Suffering from the prolonged walkout by junior doctors and the subsequent disruptions to the healthcare system in South Korea, patients will hold a rally on an unprecedented scale next month, officials said on Friday.

In support of the junior doctors' move, the Seoul National University (SNU) hospitals suspended their operations indefinitely on Monday, except for emergency rooms and services for critical patients, and other senior doctors were to decide whether to join their SNU colleagues.

"It is really hot these days, but we've decided to make our voice heard," Ahn Gi-jong, chief of the association, said.

"We've had meetings with high-ranking government officials and lawmakers, but nothing has changed. Nobody has listened to us, and we want to make an appeal directly to the people."




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