Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) Kim Jong Un, first secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea and first chairman of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK, together with Ri Sol Ju went round the Taesongsan General Hospital.
Going round different places including Roentgen, ultrasonic wave, pathological anatomy and skin departments and intensive treatment room, he learned in detail about the treatment and management of the hospital.
The Taesongsan General Hospital built on the personal initiative of leader Kim Jong Il is a comprehensive center for treating service personnel, he said, calling it not to rest content with its building but improve treatment and its management and operation so that Kim Jong Il’s loving care might reach the service personnel.
After being told that there was a very high appreciation among those who were treated in the hospital, he instructed it to take the lead in carrying out the Party’s health care policy as it is one of the leading hospitals in the DPRK.
He stressed that the Party would solve all the issues arising in consolidating the material and technological foundation and treating patients.
“Medical workers of the hospital should steadily increase their technique and skill and take good care of medical equipment and apparatuses like the apples of their eyes”, he said.
Looking round the park built by the hospital, he noted with satisfaction that many trees and walkways add to the appearance of the hospital.
He also dropped in at the sickrooms. He kindly took the hands of service personnel who had been wounded while undergoing combat training and looked at their wounds. He asked about how they were treated and feeling now.
He was told that there were good successes in the treatment thanks to the mental power of the service personnel who overcame pain, regarding the treatment as a battle and they were leading an optimistic life at the hospital. He said that the KPA service personnel are not afraid of risking their lives for the sake of the country and people and unflagging tenacity and optimism are disposition inherent to the KPA, adding that this is what the enemies fear.
He met children of baby home and orphanage under recuperation at the hospital.
After learning about the work at the baby homes and orphanages across the country in February last, he was told that there were physically weak children at the baby home and orphanage in South Phyongan Province. He gave an instruction to the KPA to bring them to the Taesongsan General Hospital and take care of their health there.
When he entered the sickrooms for the children of the orphanage, they rushed to his arms, each asking “How are you Marshal?” and “Let me come to your arms.” He held the children in his arms and was very pleased that they all looked well, healthy and plump.
When he kindly asked them how old they were, if they had good meals and what they were playing, they lively answered that they saw him on TV.
They sang the song “We are the happiest in the world” full of vigor and said “Thank You, Father Marshal”.
His eyes shone with tears when he lulled them clinging to his sleeves, reluctant to part with him.
He also dropped in at the sickrooms for the children of the baby home.
The babies toddled towards him, lisping “papa!”, and he took them to his arms one by one.
He stroked the cheeks of the babies whom the nursery school teachers and nurses of the hospital held in their arms and said: “I was not happy to see the photos of the children before they were sent to hospital, but now I feel relieved to see them healthy.”
Observing the weight diagram of the children, he noted that the condition of the children reached a normal state to be fit for their ages and their health remarkably improved for three months. He asked them to take better care of them, paying deep attention to them.
He said: “In order to let them maintain their present condition and grow in good health even after they have left the hospital, it is necessary for the nursery school and kindergarten teachers to pay deep attention to their nutrition. There should not be a single weak child under the care of the Party”.
He noted that he was very pleased to see the healthy children and highly praised the officials, surgeons and nurses of the hospital for having shown all sincerity for recuperating the children as their real parents did.
He once again said he was pleased to visit the hospital, expressing his expectation and conviction that the officials, surgeons and nurses of the hospital would achieve bigger successes in treatment, management and operation of the hospital.
He was accompanied by Vice Marshal of the KPA Hwang Pyong So, director of the General Political Bureau of the KPA, and Lieut. General Ma Won Chun, director of the Designing Department of the National Defence Commission.