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Reporter : Jun Ji-hye
Sun, December 3, 2023 | 19:52
Accessibility gap in ERs, ICUs widens between Seoul, remote regions
Nine in 10 Seoul residents managed to visit an emergency room (ER) within an hour after an emergency situation occurred, according to recent data. But the ratio for rural and regional areas was nearly half that, showing a serious gap in ER accessibility between the capital and more remote regions.
Tension mounts ahead of teachers' collective action
Tension is rising in the education sector as many teachers across the country are poised to gather for a large-scale rally Monday to commemorate the recent suicides of young teachers and call for better protection of their rights in the workplace.
Seoul Paik Hospital closes down after 82 years
Inje University Seoul Paik Hospital ended all work activities including the operation of its emergency room and wards, as it closed its doors permanently on Thursday due to mounting losses.
[INTERVIEW] 'Labor reforms aim to foster conditions favorable for both business, labor'
Reforming the labor sector means not only pursuing pro-business policies, but also promoting a worker-friendly environment, the labor minister said, refuting criticism from unions that the Yoon Suk Yeol administration has been leaning too heavily in favor of big businesses.
First lady reaffirms efforts to ban dog meat consumption
First lady Kim Keon Hee vowed to continue to make efforts and conduct a campaign to end the country's contentious culture of eating dog meat, during a surprise appearance at a news conference hosted by civic groups, Wednesday.
Educators poised to take collective action on Sept. 4 over young teacher's suicide
Tens of thousands of educators across the country are poised to take yearly leave on Sept. 4, with nearly 500 schools moving to designate the day a discretionary holiday, as part of protests against the government and the National Assembly as teachers call for measures to better protect their rights in the workplace and call for justice following the suicide of a young teache...
Korea University to raise ratio of foreign students to 30% in 5 years
Korea University will drastically raise the ratio of foreign students and teaching staff to 30 percent each to create a more cosmopolitan and diverse campus.
Ex-president and ruling party lawmaker clash online over Fukushima water release
Former President Moon Jae-in was engaged in a heated online confrontation with Rep. Ha Tae-keung of the ruling People Power Party over their views on Japan's release of treated radioactive wastewater from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
Questions mount over accuracy of government's Fukushima wastewater video view count
A YouTube video, created by the Korean government to mitigate anxiety over Japan's release of contaminated water from the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, has garnered more than 16 million views in less than two months.
Korea to downgrade COVID-19's infection level to lowest Aug. 31
Health authorities have decided to downgrade the COVID-19 infection classification level to the lowest, Class 4, from the current Class 2 on Aug. 31, as the virus situation has stabilized, Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) Commissioner Jee Young-mee said Wednesday.
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