Kazakhstan and South Korea Strengthens Partnership in Healthcare Industry
Kazakhstan and South Korea are strengthening their partnership in the healthcare industry by providing trainings to healthcare professionals and opening new medical centers in Kazakhstan.
The President of South Korea, Moon Jae-In is scheduled to visit the Kazakh capital, Nur-Sultan soon and during the visit, it is expected that there will be documentation signing on the enhancement of cooperation between Kazakhstan and South Korea.
“We will continue expanding bilateral cooperation. During South Korean President’s visit to Kazakhstan, we are planning to sign a memorandum, which is a cooperation roadmap between the Governments,” said South Korean Deputy Minister of Health and Welfare, Kang Do-Tae.
Korean clinics are being constructed in different regions in Kazakhstan. Currently, there are three Korean medical centers in Almaty.
Seoul University Hospital Vice President, Lee Kwang-Woong said South Korean hospital have started the construction of a diagnostic center in Aktobe.
“We are responsible for the installation of equipment and software as well as personnel training. Our hospital is also looking for medical clinics in Almaty and the Kazakh capital to open oncology centers there,” he said.
Meawhile, South Korean advanced experience in medical and healthcare industry has been applied in Kazakhstan for many years given that many Kazakh medical specialists are trained in the country annually.
One of the specialists, Sabit Dossanbayev who had recently completed a year-long internship at a clinic in South Korea has learned to perform robot-assisted surgical procedures.
Kazakhstan and South Korea also agreed to cooperate in the education sector, particularly in providing training sessions at the country’s largest medical university.
The countries are also discussing on the possibility of opening a rehabilitation department at the Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University.
The university’s deputy rector, Bauyrzhan Zhussupov said the Kazakh National Medical University will become a large medical facility which provides training for medical practitioners as well as a center to treat patients and conduct medical researches.
“At the moment, we are negotiating ways to set up a rehabilitation department in our medical university and our Korean partners could help us in its establishment,” he said.