Medical Service Systems Activated in DPRK
The work for expanding achievements in the anti-epidemic campaign and giving full play to the advantages of the socialist public health system is being pushed forward across the country through all the medical service systems as required by the maximum emergency anti-epidemic system.
The public health sector has directed its effort to operating the tele-medical service system, the first-aid medical service system and the section doctor system more smoothly.
Members of the rapid collective diagnosis teams formed at the central hospitals including the Korea General Red Cross Hospital, the Pyongyang University of Medicine Hospital and the Kim Man Yu Hospital are frequently discussing the diagnosis and treatment of fever cases taken to local hospitals and giving positive help to them in real-time connection with relevant medical teams via a tele-medical service system.
They are striving to establish the tele-medical service system even in lowest-echelon preventive and curative units across the country, improve the medical service and thoroughly ensure the stability of treatment for patients.
The public health sector establishes the unified control system over first-aid medical service and ensures mobilization, promptness and correctness of the service. It also pushes ahead with the work for disseminating advanced and practical medical technology through technical consultations and other occasions to improve the level of medical workers.
It dispatches medical workers of the Pyongyang Maternity Hospital, the Koryo Medicine General Hospital, the Okryu Children's Hospital to different places of the country to share experience in treatment suited to constitutions of patients, makes sure that scientific and realistic remedies are established and propels the work for raising the level of specialization in disease treatment.
More than 59 600 doctors in charge of households and medical workers of preventive and curative organs at all levels reliably ensure the promptness and mobility in diagnosis and treatment of persons with fever, cooperating and helping each other.
Institutions for training medical workers help students involved in intensive medical checkup, examination and treatment acquire the practical quality and trait.
Hygienic officials of working, production and living units fulfill their responsibilities and roles. Thanks to their core and proactive role, all demands of anti-epidemic articles are being preserved thoroughly.
In close connection with relevant educational institutions, the central emergency anti-epidemic sector and the public health sector are efficiently improving online reeducation and technical course systems so that the epidemic prevention and public health officials acquire practical knowledge.
Given that more than 300 000 medical workers and teachers and students from training institutions are mobilized in checkup and hygienic publicity work for residents every day, technology sharing work is consistently carried out to quickly cope with the changing epidemic prevention situation in each area and unit.