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Medical law adopted in Korea

Pyongyang, January 30 (KCNA) — The medical law of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was adopted recently.

It consists of five chapters and 51 articles.
Its mission is to develop medical service and protect and promote the health of the people by establishing a strict system and order in all medical activities including medical checkup and diagnosis, medical treatment and tests.
It defines it as an important principle to preserve the popular character of the socialist health system of Korea and conduct medical activities on the basis of the complete and universal free medical treatment system so that the medical benefits of the Workers’ Party of Korea and the state may reach the people better.
According to it, what is important in medical service is to thoroughly enforce the section doctor system, strengthen the prophylactic treatment against diseases, boost the level of specialisation in medical service, develop medical technology, promote traditional Koryo medicine, expand the ranks of medical workers and increase the supply of materials to the medical domain.
Besides, the law includes developing exchange and cooperation with other countries and international organisations in medical domain.
Its adoption makes it possible to give fuller scope to the advantages of the socialist health system of Korea by carrying through the popular health policy of the WPK and the state.

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