China News Service, February 26 (Xinhua) According to Yonhap News Agency, the collective resignation of interns and residents who opposed the South Korean government's medical school enrollment expansion policy has been going on for a week. Recently, some hospitals have seen signs of resignations of specialist training doctors (referred to as specialist training doctors), and even Some medical graduates have also given up their internship employment contracts.

The analysis points out that this is expected to further exacerbate medical chaos.

  According to Yonhap News Agency citing news from the Korean medical community on the 26th, in order to cope with the impact of collective resignations, major large hospitals in Seoul have halved their surgical and medical treatment schedules and made full use of manpower such as specially trained doctors and professors to fill the vacancies.

  Among the five major hospitals in Seoul, Yonsei University Severance Hospital and Gangnam Severance Hospital will reduce the number of surgeries to half of usual on that day; Samsung Seoul Hospital and Seoul Asan Hospital will reduce the number of surgeries to 45% to 50% and 40% to 50% respectively. %; Seoul St. Mary's Hospital and Seoul National University Hospital are adjusting their surgery and diagnosis and treatment schedules according to the conditions of different departments.

  In addition, 12 of the 14 specially trained doctors who are about to be renewed at Chosun University Hospital have submitted letters of abandonment of re-employment and decided to leave the hospital in March.

The above-mentioned five major hospitals have also shown a trend of collective action to prepare doctors for specialized training, and the corresponding scale is expected to be initially revealed from the 28th to the 29th of this month.

In addition, 80% to 90% of the qualified intern doctors at Seoul National University Hospital will not sign a contract with the hospital.

  Korean media pointed out that after doctors' collective actions continued for a long time, front-line prosecutors' offices across the country established a cooperation mechanism with the police to prepare for rapid judicial handling.

  It is said that the South Korean government plans to issue orders to return to work for interns and residents who have been confirmed to have interrupted diagnosis and treatment, and will take administrative measures and reporting measures such as suspension and revocation of licenses to deal with those who do not respond to the order.