President Moon Jae-in today expressed deep regret concerning the srike carried out by doctors in Korea at this time when the COVID-19 situation in Korea is very serious.
“We deeply regret that the medical community in Korea collectively refused to receive patients who needed medical treatment in this severe situation,” said President Moon in a special message issued on August 31.
Moon said, “We do not have much time because the Corona situation is very serious. We do not have many options from the standpoint of the government, which has to enforce the law to protect it. Then he said, “I strongly urge and look forward to the medical community's decision to return to work as soon as possible, take care of patients, and end the public anxiety."
President Moon made the announcement at a meeting with his chief assistants at a meeting at the Blue House where he added: “There is no time and the people need doctors who I should say stay by the patients.
President Moon said, “After the Coronavirus situation stabilizes in the future, we will try to resolve regional imbalance in medical service, which all have expressed consensus through the councils promised by the government.”
He expressed regret to the medical community such as the Korea Medical Association (Daejeon Association), which decided to continue the strike indefinitely at the expense of the suffering patients.