Police to Investigate Online Shaming of Trainee Doctors Over Walkout Opt-Out

SEOUL — Police have committed to a rigorous investigation following the online posting of a list naming trainee doctors who chose not to participate in a collective walkout protesting the government's plan to increase medical school quotas. The list, shared in a medical community online, featured the names, hospitals, and schools of the trainee doctors, attracting negative comments.

According to Yonhap News Agency, such acts, including threatening online comments, are seen as illegal disruptions to normal medical operations and will be sternly addressed under the law. The agency emphasized that serious offenses could lead to investigations under arrest, underscoring the commitment to uphold legal and professional standards within the medical community.

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