Last year, the public health sector introduced advanced diagnosis and treatment methods into curative and preventive institutions across the country to contribute to reducing the gap in medical service level between Pyongyang and local areas.
According to the decision of the Fourth Plenary Meeting of the Eighth Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea to put medical service on a scientific and modern basis in an efficient way, the Ministry of Public Health set realistic phased goals and plans to introduce advanced diagnosis and treatment methods into hospitals across the country and organized and conducted the undertakings for implementing them from the beginning of last year.
The Pyongyang University of Medical Sciences Hospital, Kim Man Yu Hospital, Pyongyang Maternity Hospital and other central-level hospitals drew up and sent technical lecture plans to provincial curative and preventive institutions, and gave medical workers in local areas online lectures through the telemedicine system.
The Ryugyong General Ophthalmic Hospital gave online lectures to ophthalmologists of South Hwanghae and other provincial general hospitals and medical workers of the Moranbong District Hospital ran a technical training course to initiate curative and preventive institutions in local areas into the advanced treatment methods they had acquired in clinical practice.
Besides, able medical workers were dispatched to such institutions in local areas.
Medical workers of central-level hospitals, including the Pyongyang University of Medical Sciences Hospital, went to the general hospitals in North and South Phyongan and other provinces to help them master the advanced treatment methods as soon as possible through experience sharing and technology transfer.
“Over 800 advanced diagnosis and treatment methods have been introduced into provincial curative and preventive institutions so far,” said Sim Yong Sik, department director of the Ministry of Public Health.
True to the decisions made at the Sixth Plenary Meeting of the Eighth Party Central Committee, the ministry is pushing ahead with the introduction of advanced diagnosis and treatment methods into more units and taking measures for such institutions to put them to practical use.
True to the same decisions, the online education faculty of Pyongyang University of Medical Sciences and various relevant units set a goal to update the online reeducation system to improve the practical abilities of anti-epidemic workers this year.
The updating of the online reeducation system will not only substantially help anti-epidemic workers enhance their ability but also make it possible to grasp on-the-spot training in detail and correctly review it through the online education system.