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S. Korean hospitals struggle to handle patients amid trainee doctors' boycott

Seoul, Feb 22 (UNI) South Korean hospitals are struggling to cope with the influx of patients, while thousands of trainee doctors have been boycotting work for three days in protest against government plans to raise the admission quota for medical universities, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported on Thursday, citing medical sources.
On Tuesday, South Korean junior doctors launched a mass protest as more than 1,000 doctors from Seoul's five largest hospitals reportedly handed in their resignations and refused to come to work. The crisis erupted over the government's policy to address the shortage of medical personnel by increasing the number of students admitted to medical schools.
As of Wednesday night, a total of 9,275 trainee doctors, or 74.4%, have submitted their resignations, while 8,024 of them have left their jobs, the news agency reported, citing Second Vice Health Minister Park Min-soo.
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