Medical Service

Against Refractory Diseases

Eight years ago, medical workers of the Neurosurgical Department of the Okryu Children’s Hospital in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea succeeded in surgical operation on infantile spastic cerebral palsy for the first time in the country. The treatment was introduced in the national medical sector, which further inspired the team.

They followed it up with the consecutive breakthroughs in the research and introduction of treatments for over ten kinds of refractory diseases including operation for a twelve-year-old child with Arnold-Chiari anomaly, a type of congenital anomaly, inosculation operation on moyamoya disease and operation on an infantile cerebral tumour.

Ri Myong Hui who is living in Pothonggang District, Pyongyang, spoke highly of their sincerity and medical skills, saying that her daughter fully recovered from a refractory disease that had been troubling her for over ten years after an operation performed by them.

The medical workers of the Neurosurgical Department now have set themselves higher goals and are striving to attain them. 

“The Okryu Children’s Hospital was born of the country’s great care and effort. We, the medical workers of such an excellent hospital, have a great sense of duty as we are responsible for children’s health,” says the department director Kim Jin Myong.