Kenyan hospital lays off 100 striking doctors as nationwide strike nears a month

[ad_1] Doctors and other medical staff take part in a protest, in downtown Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, March 22, 2024. Hundreds of Kenyan doctors have protested in the streets demanding better pay and working conditions in an ongoing nationwide strike that has entered its second week. The doctors carried placards and chanted against the Kenyan government … Read more

Senior doctors in England agree pay deal with UK government that will end year-long dispute

[ad_1] LONDON — Senior doctors in England have accepted a pay offer from the British government that ends a yearlong dispute with unprecedented strike action. The British Medical Association and the Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association, which represent the senior doctors, who are known as consultants, said Friday that 83% of those casting a vote … Read more

South Korea’s president meets leader of doctors’ strike as he seeks to end their walkouts

[ad_1] SEOUL, South Korea — SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol met the leader of a strike by thousands of junior doctors on Thursday and said that the government is open to talks about its contentious push to sharply increase medical school admissions. The meeting was the first of its … Read more

South Korea’s Yoon vows not to back down in the face of doctors’ strike over medical school plan

[ad_1] SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s president vowed Monday not to back down in the face of vehement protests by doctors seeking to derail his plan to drastically increase medical school admissions, as he called their walkouts “an illegal collective action” that poses “a grave threat to our society.” About 12,000 medical interns and … Read more

South Korea’s Yoon vows not to back down in the face of doctors’ strike over medical school plan

[ad_1] SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s president vowed Monday not to back down in the face of vehement protests by doctors seeking to derail his plan to drastically increase medical school admissions, as he called their walkouts “an illegal collective action” that poses “a grave threat to our society.” About 12,000 medical interns and … Read more

Senior doctors in South Korea to submit resignations, deepening dispute over medical school plan

[ad_1] SEOUL, South Korea — Senior doctors at dozens of hospitals in South Korea planned to submit their resignations Monday in support of medical interns and residents who have been on a strike for five weeks over the government’s push to sharply increase medical school admissions, their leader said. The senior doctors’ action won’t likely … Read more

Hundreds of Kenyan doctors protest in the streets as national strike enters second week

[ad_1] FILE – Kenyans line up to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, at Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Thousands of doctors have stayed away from hospitals since last Thursday, March 12, 2024 over poor pay and working conditions, despite a court order calling for talks between the doctors and the Health … Read more

Why are striking doctors in South Korea facing license suspensions and what’s next?

[ad_1] SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is poised to start suspending the licenses of thousands of striking junior doctors as a punitive measure against their weekslong walkouts that have shaken hospital operations. Starting next week, the government said it will inform the striking medical interns and residents of its final decision to suspend their … Read more

Kenyan doctors stop providing emergency services at public hospitals as strike enters second week

[ad_1] NAIROBI, Kenya — Kenyan doctors stopped providing emergency services at public hospitals on Thursday, as they escalated a national strike that entered its second week. Thousands of doctors have stayed away from hospitals since last Thursday over poor pay and working conditions, despite a court order calling for talks between the doctors and the … Read more

South Korea will suspend the licenses of striking junior doctors starting next week

[ad_1] SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s government will start suspending the licenses of striking junior doctors next week as they refuse to end their weekslong walkouts that burdened the country’s medical services, officials said Thursday. More than 90% of the country’s 13,000 medical interns and residents have been on strike for about a month … Read more