‘ Key summary of hyperlipidemia given by tweezers from one instructor’, ‘Key points of Botox applied right in the clinic’, ‘Theory and practice of obesity treatment’, ‘Diabetes diagnosis and management’···.

An academic conference held on the 11th at The-K Hotel, Seocho-gu, Seoul, hosted by the Korean Pediatric Association. About 500 pediatricians filled the event hall for the holiday, but the lectures had nothing to do with pediatric care. Directors of internal medicine and plastic surgery, and professors of endocrinology came up to the podium and gave lectures on their medical fields. The event on this day was the ‘1st academic conference for pediatric escape (no kid zone)’, and consisted of lectures for pediatric doctors who want to take down the signboard of pediatrics and seek a second path.

The doctors focused on the lecture by taking notes and did not hesitate to ask questions. The Association of Pediatricians announced that 719 people, more than a quarter of all members, pre-registered for the event, and about 570 doctors attended the event.

Mr. Kim (42), who opened a pediatric clinic in Seoul, who participated in the conference, said, “I like pediatrics, but the environment is so bad that I have to think of another way.” A pediatrician in Gyeonggi Province said, “Even though I want to work as a pediatrician, there is no social support, so I am considering switching to another department.”

Previously, in March, the Association of Pediatricians declared that “the income of pediatric doctors has decreased by 28% over the past 10 years, reaching a situation where they can no longer operate, and the only source of income, medical expenses, has been frozen for 30 years먹튀검증.” have done This conference was prepared to provide an educational opportunity to pediatricians who want to switch to other subjects.

After the spread of COVID-19, pediatrics are facing a crisis. A vicious cycle of low birth, low numbers, and a sharp drop in medical treatment due to Corona 19 continues, and they are closing their doors one by one. In 2017, there were 521 pediatric departments among private hospitals (clinics) in Seoul, but last year the number decreased by 12.5% ​​to 456. This year, 38 out of 50 university hospitals had zero applicants for pediatric majors.

Lim Hyeon-taek, head of the Korean Association of Pediatrics, said, “If we do not see 80 or 100 patients a day, the hospital will not be maintained, and the fee is too low, so even if patients flock to it, it does not help (hospital) management.”

According to the Association of Pediatric Doctors, treatment for children has a small number of non-insured items, so they have to rely on medical expenses, but the fee has been frozen for 30 years. The medical association explained that as pediatric vaccination, which was the only non-insured procedure, was included in the national mandatory vaccination ( NIP ), the damage to local lawmakers was great. The ruling party set up a ‘Task Force ( TF

) to resolve the medical crisis in pediatrics ‘ and set out to prepare measures to prevent a medical vacuum, but pediatricians appeal that a countermeasure should come out as soon as possible. Chairman Lim said, “More than half of the specialists work at a local pediatric clinic, but the infrastructure has collapsed, and it is questionable whether university hospitals can survive next year.” There aren’t many,” he said.

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