June 22, 2024
KCNA Pyongyang Times

Efforts directed to consolidating foundations of public health

Date: 22/05/2024 | Source: Pyongyang Times | Read original version at source

The Workers’ Party of Korea stressed the need to correctly enforce the socialist public health policies and further consolidate the material and technical foundations of the public health sector at the Ninth Plenary Meeting of the Eighth Party Central Committee which was held in December 2023.

Accordingly, modernization projects of preventive and curative institutions at all levels have been pushed, and the work of improving treatment conditions and environment is under way so that people can get advanced medical care.

The Pyongyang Dental Hygiene Supplies Factory, Pyongyang Pharmaceutical Factory, Maebongsan Medical Supplies Factory and Sinuiju Anti-epidemic Medical Supplies Factory were inaugurated last year. This year, great efforts have been channelled into completing many projects which are of great significance in the development of socialist public health.

At present technical preparations are making good headway according to schedule to build new provincial general hospitals in many areas. As public interest in the public health grows, positive activities have been conducted to furnish provincial-, city- and county-level curative and preventive institutions with modern treatment facilities.

Active efforts are being devoted to making pharmaceutical and medical appliances industries independent and modern.

Amid the growing public interest in Koryo medicine, traditional Korean medicines are much sought after among many people.

Many Koryo medicine pharmaceutical factories have brought about innovative results in not only the creation of new technologies and upgrading of equipment but also the development of trademark designs of products.

In the course of this, a large number of Koryo medicine pharmaceutical factories have boosted the quantity and quality of products.

On the occasion of the spring medicinal plant cultivation season,all the people are out in the campaign for increasing the country’s medicinal herb resources by planting many medicinal trees and plants conducive to the promotion of people’s health and development of public health.

The focus of this year’s spring medicinal plant cultivation season is to turn all mountains into thickly-wooded forests of medicinal plants and trees by pushing ahead with the creation of 300 hectares of a herb garden and actively finding out appropriate sites for forests of medicinal plants to choose medicinal plant reserve protection sections.

Cities and counties are directing preferential efforts to securing seeds needed for creating herb gardens in seed-gathering medicinal plant bases.

Meanwhile, the medical appliance institute of the Medical Appliance Industry Management Bureau under the Ministry of Public Health has achieved good results in studying and developing highly-efficient medical equipment and appliances.

They established a new technology capable of producing modern medical equipment to develop various first-aid medical facilities including respirator, and they are popular with clinical units.

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