Ethics of Korean Medical Workers
Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)
Pyongyang, March 10 (KCNA) -- It has become a commonplace in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to devote oneself to others, with such noble practices being reported one after another in the country.
Early in January, a college student was sent to the Moranbong District People's Hospital, falling unconscious from a malignant disease.
The hospital took every possible measure, including oxygen inhalation, to save her life fading out minute by minute. But she fell into a toxic shock coupled with bleeding from some internal organs.
The hospital applied a scientific method of treatment to detoxify the patient as quickly as possible by raising her immunity while a lot of medical workers in the hospital donated their blood to her. As a result, the daughter of an ordinary worker could be brought back to life miraculously.
Early in July last year three female workers of the Ryongyang Mine had an accident to be injured seriously. They were carried by air to Pyongyang and put under the care of a powerful medical team.
With concussion of the brain, fractures of joints, ribs and pelvis and forehead laceration, they were at death's door. Pyongyang University of Medicine Teaching Hospital injected a large amount of blood and many kinds of medicines into them and conducted different examinations and checkups several times every day.
Thanks to devoted efforts of the medical workers they recovered their health.
Those in Pyongyang Municipal People's Hospital No. 2 and Haeju Municipal People's Hospital No. 1 in South Hwanghae Province, too, recently donated their flesh and blood to their patients with burns.
It is not a rare thing to hear such a story in the country. It is all attributable to the medical system established in the DPRK, where human life and health are considered more precious than anything else.
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