Thursday, March 22, 2007

Carry on Doctor

I've said a lot of favourable things about the Korean health system before, but yesterday many doctors (including dentists and Chinese doctors) went on strike over Government proposals to revise medical laws, and 57% of hospitals were affected. They converged in Seoul for a public demonstration.

KBS News reported that a Thai man suffering breathing problems tried to visit several hospitals in order to get treatment, but was ultimately unsuccessful and died.

According to the Korea Herald, The President of the Korean Medical Association said that the proposed revisions would "severely threaten public health", apparently without any sense of irony.

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