Efforts are being made to improve the first-aid service level.
According to a relevant official of the Ministry of Public Health, curative and preventive institutions of Pyongyang are now conducting the work for operating the first-aid service commanding system more effectively.
The fundamental thing in this effort is to establish a unified commanding system.
In the past, when people happened to see an emergency case, they would make a phone call to the Pyongyang Municipal Emergency Hospital or other hospitals which they had known before.
In this case, different problems arose including the missing of promptness which is as crucial as life in first-aid treatment by phoning a hospital which is farther than a nearby hospital or a hospital which is irrelevant to the patient’s disease.
A research team was formed to settle such questions and medical workers worked together with researchers in the sector of information technology, with the result that the first-aid service commanding system was established and informatization could be realized.
Accordingly, when there is an emergency case, a phone call to the first-aid service centre is enough for the doctors of the nearest medical institution to promptly move and take relevant treatment measures correctly according to the location and symptom of the patient.
Thanks to the commanding system, the mortality rate has decreased remarkably as compared to the same period of last year, and many phone calls of thanks are made to the centre, said Kim Ju Gwang, doctor at the centre.
Efforts are being made to introduce such system into provincial first-aid centres and improve their informatization level.
At present, the first-aid service centres have been formed in provinces and activities are conducted to modify the system in keeping with relevant regions and conditions.
The first-aid service command system is expected to be introduced into relevant provincial, city and county hospitals and even terminal curative and preventive institutions.
Researchers of the Ministry of Public Health and information technology sector are pooling their wisdom to solve scientific and technological problems arising in the expansion and introduction of the commanding system across the country.