On the 19th, nurses protesting against President Yoon Seok-yeol’s exercise of his right to veto the Nursing Act held a large-scale condemnation rally in Gwanghwamun, Seoul, with more than 30,000 people participating.
As a de facto first collective action since the president’s veto, nurses are also fighting to comply with the law by refusing requests for illegal treatment that are not their original duties, such as proxy surgery, proxy prescription, and blood collection.
Previously, Kim Yeong-gyeong, president of the Korean Nursing Association (Nursing Association), held a press conference at the Nursing Association Hall in Jung-gu, Seoul on the 17th and said, “There has been an unprecedented situation in which President Yoon Seok-yeol refuses the Nursing Act, which is a promise,” and said, “I will start the primary nurse group action.” revealed The GANHYUP expects that 30,000 to 40,000 current
nurses and nursing students will attend the ‘National Criticism Contest to Deny the Nursing Law Veto and Eradicate Corruption Politics’ to be held at Gwanghwamun, Seoul at 2:00 pm. However, he emphasized that this was not a strike that took people’s lives and safety hostage. Although it has been nailed that it will encourage systematic annual leave applications, a medical vacuum is expected to occur at front-line medical institutions. As President Yoon promised to enact the Nursing Law at the Nursing Association during the presidential election campaign, the nursing world is highly opposed to the exercise of the veto right this time. Previously, on the 12th, International Nurses Day, 20,000 nurses and students from 200 nursing schools nationwide held a large-scale rally in the Gwanghwamun area of Seoul and urged the enactment of the Nursing Act.
Accordingly, government ministries and police are closely watching today’s rally. According to the Korea Nursing College (Department) Heads Association, the Ministry of Education is investigating forced mobilization, participation, attendance, etc. in relation to nursing law-related assemblies targeting major nursing schools across the country.
Although there are differences depending on the individual university, it is known that the Academic Affairs Office issued instructions such as ‘Students should not be mobilized for group action regardless of their will’ and ‘Please observe the university’s standards for handling public elections’. It was found that the information department of police stations in some regions, such as Gyeongnam, Gyeongbuk, and Chungnam, was making calls to nursing school professors, teaching assistants, and student council presidents individually asking whether or not to attend the rally토스카지노.
In addition, the Korea Association is encouraging a ‘law-abiding struggle’ that refuses blood collection, ultrasound and electrocardiogram tests, and anticancer drug dispensing. Previously, the Ganhyeop had urged the nurses the day before to “strongly reject various illegal work orders that occur in the medical field.”
Ganhyup also set up an ‘online illegal medical treatment report center’, and the number of reports will be released next week. The center’s server went down after an hour after opening on the afternoon of the 18th, as access and reports rushed in. Even after the rally, the association plans to return its driver’s license and continue its annual leave struggle. The Ganhyeop has also been campaigning to return nurse licenses for a month since the 17th. On the day they collect their driver’s licenses and return them to the Ministry of Health and Welfare, they plan to accuse the Minister and Vice Minister of Health and Welfare and demand their dismissal.
An official from the nursing world said, “It is not easy for nurses to refuse work instructions in the field,” but “Illegal medical practices are so prevalent that hospitals will not return unless nurses do it, and the fact that the enactment of the Nursing Act is necessary to solve this is known to the public. We are focusing on informing people,” he said.