Border without doctors? South Koreans urge more funding for trauma care after defector drama

Border without doctors? South Koreans urge more funding for trauma care after defector dramaBy Josh Smith and Heekyong Yang SEOUL (Reuters) – A defector’s treatment for critical injuries suffered during a dramatic dash from North Korea has highlighted a shortage of South Korean trauma doctors and again underscored Seoul’s lack of preparedness in the event of hostilities with Pyongyang. The defector, identified only by his family name of Oh, was shot at least four times by his former comrades during his daring escape into South Korea last week. American military helicopters flew the wounded soldier not to one of the many hospitals in Seoul, closer to the border, but to the Ajou University trauma center an hour south of the capital.



Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines