South Korea, Russia develop joint healthcare projects

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SEOUL, March 14. /TASS/. The Republic of Korea and Russia are successfully cultivating relations in the field of healthcare, South Korean Health and Welfare Minister Park Neung-hu said in an interview with a TASS correspondent on Thursday. The top health official participated in the opening ceremony of the Medical Korea conference, and the Korea International Medical & Hospital Equipment Show, KIMES, at the COEX Convention and Exhibition Center in Seoul.

Park Neung-hu particularly emphasized that after the South Korean and Russian Health Ministries signed a corresponding memorandum, the countries started developing partnerships in many spheres. He was mainly referring to the field of healthcare that uses information technology, as well as medical staff internship programs. The minister said that last year Russian medical workers and pharmaceutical industry representatives visited South Korea for training, while a South Korean delegation paid a visit to Russia later to study the possibilities for running joint business projects. One of these projects is introducing information technology in the Russian Far East Region to provide equal access to healthcare to all citizens.

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