Nurses and college students at nursing colleges gathered in entrance of the Nationwide Meeting on Monday, and executives on the Korean Nurses Affiliation (KNA) shaved their heads to point out willpower.
Some 50,000 nurses and nursing college college students chanted slogans, equivalent to, “The Nationwide Meeting should cease partisan wrangling and deliberate the invoice for Nursing Act,” or “It is the individuals’s orders. Legislate the ‘Nursing Act,’” on the “Nationwide Rally for Legislating Nursing Act” organized by KNA.
Lawmakers from rival political events additionally referred to as for the Meeting’s Laws and Judiciary Committee to desk the invoice and move it. These from the primary opposition Democratic Social gathering of Korea (DPK) mentioned they might desk the invoice to the parliament’s plenary session by designating it as an agenda merchandise topic to the “fast-track” course of.
“The Nationwide Meeting Act stipulates that if a invoice will not be tabled 60 days after it’s referred to the Laws-Judiciary Committee, legal professionals belonging to the Well being-Welfare Committee can straight convey it to the plenary session with the approval of three-fifths of the committee members,” mentioned Rep. Kim Sung-hwan, DPK’s chief policymaker. “Even when the ruling and opposition events fail to agree, it may be put to the vote on the plenary session 30 days after laying it.”
Kim mentioned the DPK would seek the advice of with the ruling Folks Energy Social gathering (PPP) as a lot as doable. Nevertheless, Kim added that if PPP doesn’t agree, the DPK will convey it to the plenary session and approve it as early as doable.
Rep. Suh Younger-seok of the DPK additionally mentioned, “Even when the Laws-Judiciary Committee doesn’t move it and PPP refuses to approve it, DPK will approve it, by all means, utilizing its majority occasion standing.”
Rep. Jeong Chun-suk, chairwoman of the Well being-Welfare Committee, mentioned, “Within the final presidential election, each ruling and opposition events promised to legislate the Nursing Act. Subsequently, I can not perceive why the Laws-Judiciary Committee doesn’t move Merchandise. Because the chairwoman of the Well being-Welfare Committee, I’ll do my finest to maintain the election course of and forestall the invoice from being buried on the Laws-Judiciary Committee.”
Rep. Kim Min-seok of DPK mentioned, “The passage of the Nursing Act doesn’t result in the collapse of the healthcare system as some physicians allege. As a substitute, the passage of the Nursing Act would assist nurses have delight and take higher care of the individuals. The Nursing Act will likely be of nice assist to the general public. I’ll move it by all means.”
Rep. Web optimization Jeong-suk and Choi Yeon-suk of PPP additionally mentioned the Nursing Act is critical for the general public’s well being.
The 13 executives of the nurses’ group, together with KNA President Shin Kyeong-rim, shaved their heads to press the act’s laws.
“Each PPP and DPK pledged to legislate the Nursing Act within the parliamentary elections of 2020. Main presidential candidates additionally promised it within the final election in Might this 12 months,” Shin mentioned. “They have to hold the guarantees.”
She referred to as for the Laws-Judiciary Committee to “cease unjustifiable holding” of the invoice and are available ahead to legislate it.
“The Korean Medical Affiliation (KMA) and different organizations opposing the laws of the Nursing Act is spreading groundless allegation that the act is a egocentric regulation that destroys the healthcare system,” Shin mentioned. “These teams who oppose the Nursing Act should cease false allegations for the general public well being and affected person’s security.”
Different organizations taking part within the nationwide motion to legislate the Nursing Act added forces to KNA.
“At present, the KMA and another organizations say that the Nursing Act is the results of occupational selfishness and threatens sufferers’ security,” mentioned Rha Solar-ja, head of the Korean Well being and Medical Employees’ Union. “KMA can also be adamantly against rising enrollment quota at medical faculties. So which group is demonstrating occupational selfishness extra?”
The Affiliation of Korean Medication (AKM), a gaggle of oriental docs, additionally supported the nursing group, claiming they’re in an identical place.
“At present, the Laws-Judiciary Committee will not be deliberating the invoice for the rationale of docs’ opposition,” mentioned Hwang Man-ki, vice chairman of AKM. “We’re in an identical state of affairs to the nurses’ group. Most individuals approve of oriental docs’ use of contemporary medical gadgets, however we can not transfer one step ahead as a result of opposition of KMA.”