Doctors chant slogans during a rally to protest against government plans to increase medical school admissions in Seoul, South Korea, March 3, 2024. / REUTERS

South Korea opens hotline to support doctors defying walkout

South Korea’s government opened a hotline for doctors on Tuesday that the health minister said was intended to support physicians who faced harassment or peer pressure if they chose not to join a…

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Doctors to be sent to rotation to Khok Charoen Hospital as temporary measure

The Khok Charoen district hospital in Lop Buri province announced today (Saturday) that they will operate as normal, after it had advised patients to seek treatment at other hospitals because,…

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More doctor and nurse positions to be created in state hospitals

Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health and the Civil Service Commission (CSC) have agreed that about 35,000 positions for doctors and 140,000 positions for nurses will be created in the next…

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State hospitals face medical staff shortage, overwork

Thailand’s state hospitals are being hard hit by a shortage of medical professionals, including physicians, nurses, dentists, radiologists and other personnel. Some current staff are overloaded, forcing doctors in at…

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Thai medics call for immediate end to recreational use of cannabis

Hundreds of doctors and alumni of the Faculty of Medicine at Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, have issued a statement demanding an immediate end to the recreational use of cannabis, claiming…

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Thai cabinet approves 6-year ฿50bn fund to produce over 13,000 doctors

The Thai cabinet set aside 50 billion baht today (Tuesday) to support the second phase of the program to produce 13,318 rural doctors within the next six years, to narrow…

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Over 4,000 Thai medics infected with COVID-19 during pandemic

As many as 4,270 Thai medics across the country have contracted COVID-19 since the pandemic began in mid-February 2020, according to the Department of Disease Control (DDC) today (Wednesday). Among…

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister Boris Johnson greet guests at a reception for the Global Investment Summit in Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain, October 19, 2021. Alastair Grant/Pool via REUTERS

A royal rest: Queen Elizabeth told by doctors to take a break

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, decided on Wednesday to rest for the next few days on advice from doctors and cancelled a planned visit to Northern Ireland, Buckingham Palace said. The…

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