KCNA report from 2 February 2011:
Kim Jong Il Gives Field Guidance to Medical Institute of KPA
[KCNA, February 2, 2011]
Pyongyang – General Secretary Kim Jong Il gave field guidance to the Jongsong Combined Medical Institute of the Korean People’s Army newly constructed by soldier builders.
After looking round the room devoted to the history of the institute, he visited a medicine examination office, medicine research institute, E-library, cultural hall and other places to learn in detail about the scientific researches and medicine production.
He made the rounds of ultra-modern research rooms, various laboratories and production processes furnished with modern pharmaceutical equipment. He was greatly satisfied to learn that the appearance of the institute which can positively contribute to the promotion of the people’s health led to laying a solid foundation of the Juche-based pharmaceutical industry.
He was very pleased to learn that all the scientists and researchers of the institute developed a lot of new varieties of medicines and appreciated their efforts.
Seeing varieties of efficacious medicines produced by the institute, he was very pleased that they are very high in their quality and it successfully produced reserve medicines, in particular, so that people may use them under any circumstances.
He put forth the tasks facing the institute.
Calling on its scientists, technicians and workers to actively develop medicines suited to the constitution of Koreans and introduce them to production, he underlined the need to massively produce varieties of medicines, upgrade their quality and decisively improve their packing.
Devotion is an attribute and life and soul of socialist healthcare serving the popular masses, he said, calling on all the employees of the institute to truly serve the people with warm love for them.
He called on all the officials, workers and technicians in the pharmaceutical field to produce and supply more medicines to treatment and prevention organs so as to enable the people to lead a happy and long life in a thriving country, saying sixty is the full prime of life and ninety is the gate to old age.
Accompanying him were Chief of the KPA General Staff Ri Yong Ho, member of the Presidium of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the WPK and vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the WPK, Kim Jong Un, vice-chairman of the Central Military Commission of the WPK, Kim Yong Chun, member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the WPK and minister of the People’s Armed Forces, Choe Thae Bok, member of the Political Bureau and secretary of the C.C., the WPK, Kim Kyong Hui, member of the Political Bureau and department director of the C.C., the WPK, Jang Song Thaek, alternate member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the WPK and vice-chairman of the NDC, Kim Jong Gak, alternate member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., the WPK and first vice director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, KPA General Kim Won Hong, member of the Central Military Commission of the WPK, and Hyon Chol Hae and Ri Myong Su, members of the C.C., the WPK and department directors of the NDC.