South Korea to fully allow telemedicine at all hospitals, clinics

By Thomson Reuters Feb 22, 2024 | 8:24 PM

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s health ministry said on Friday that it will fully allow telemedicine services at all hospitals and clinics to help cope with the impact of a walkout by trainee doctors.

Nearly 7,900 resident and intern doctors, or nearly 70% of the total, have left the job in protest against over a government plan to expand medical school admissions.

(Reporting by Hyonhee Shin and Ju-min Park; Editing by Ed Davies)