South Korea's trainee doctors debate extending protest against government reform plan

A member of the Korean Intern and Resident Association strikes at Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul, Aug 30, 2020.
A member of the Korean Intern and Resident Association strikes at Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul, Aug 30, 2020.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

SEOUL - Trainee doctors debated Saturday (Sept 5) whether to continue a 16-day strike after an agreement was signed on Friday between the ruling Democratic Party and the Korean Medical Association, which represents 130,000 doctors, to end the walkout.

The agreement will restart negotiations on the government's much-criticised reform plan to produce more doctors.

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