Myongji Hospital is all set to develop Covid-19 manual for doctors in North Korea, responding to the pandemic in the region.

The hospital will develop an inter-Korean medical cooperation model by producing the manual.

Recently, the Goyang municipal administration which is located north of Seoul, selected Myongji Hospital as the joint operator of the ‘2020 Inter-Korean Cooperation Fund Support Project.’

In order to identify the appropriate inter-Korean medical-cooperation model, the hospital is accelerating its efforts by developing manuals and education programmes for Covid-19 in addition to other infectious diseases for medical workers in North Korea.

Furthermore, the cooperative project pushes for researching the medical system in North Korea with regard to infectious diseases and development of manuals to respond to new infectious diseases.

It will also involve publishing of a mini-medical dictionary and developing common technical terms.

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The support project also calls for developing online and offline pandemic educational programmes, led by professors Hwang Sang-ik, Lee Ki-deok and Kang Yu-min at Myongji Hospital.

Myongji Hospital chairman Lee Wang-jun said: “There is an urgent need to develop a manual for North Korea based on the K-quarantine model.

“Many medical professionals here are concerned about the North’s situation that resorted to only border closure in responding to Covid-19.”

To develop the manual for North Korean doctors, the hospital will refer to South Korean manuals and those made by the UN, some developing countries.

The participants will make use of North Korea’s medical terms and produce the proposed manual as video clips, pamphlets, and computer files.