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Reporter : Jun Ji-hye
Sat, June 3, 2023 | 07:45
Doctors, medical workers launch collective action against Nursing Act
A group of doctors and other medical workers - except professional nurses - will begin a collective action on Wednesday in protest of the controversial introduction last Thursday of the Nursing Act by the National Assembly controlled by the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea. A coalition of 13 medical workers' organizations including the Korea Medical Association (KMA)...
Will president exercise veto power against Nursing Act?
President Yoon Suk Yeol is facing pressure from doctors and medical workers, especially nursing assistants, to veto the legislation of the Nursing Act. Divisions within the medical community have deepened following the act's controversial approval in the opposition-controlled National Assembly.
First lady asks Angelina Jolie to support animal rights in Korea
Korean first lady Kim Keon Hee asked Hollywood star Angelina Jolie to support the movement in Korea to improve animal rights.
First ladies of Korea, US build friendship at National Gallery of Art
First lady Kim Keon Hee solidified her friendship with U.S. first lady Jill Biden during a private tour of the National Gallery of Art in Washington on Wednesday (local time). Kim is in the United States accompanying her husband President Yoon Suk Yeol for a state visit marking the 70th anniversary of the two countries' alliance.
Yoon, Biden toast 'ironclad alliance' at state dinner
President Yoon Suk Yeol and first lady Kim Keon Hee attended a state dinner hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden at the White House on Wednesday night (local time) to celebrate the two nations' 70-year alliance.
Majority of Koreans hold out little hope for Yoon's US visit
More than 50 percent of Koreans said that they don't feel particularly hopeful about President Yoon Suk Yeol's state visit to the United States, according to an opinion poll released Wednesday.
First lady's eco-friendly vegan bag draws attention
The choices of presidential wives tend to attract a lot of public attention. The clothes and bags chosen by Korean first lady Kim Keon Hee are no exception. This time, a black handbag that Kim carried when she departed for the United States with her husband President Yoon Suk Yeol for a state visit is drawing attention.
Government targets nurse-to-patient ratio of 1:5
The government will work to reduce the number of patients per nurse to achieve the standard of one nurse for every five patients on average, by expanding financial support for hospitals that hire more nurses.
First ladies of Korea, US to meet at least 3 times during Yoon's state visit
First lady Kim Keon Hee will meet with her U.S. counterpart Jill Biden at least three times during her husband President Yoon Suk Yeol's six-day state visit to the United States. The two first ladies have several things in common, including their deep knowledge of art.
K-water hit by embezzlement involving worker in Georgia
Another embezzlement case occurred recently at Korea Water Resources Corp. (K-water), only a few years after the state-run company took steps to prevent a recurrence after about 8.5 billion won ($6.4 million) was siphoned from its coffers between 2014 and 2020.
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