SEOUL, KOREA ― An agreement on training of 68 Mongolian medical workers reached between Mongolian Ministry of Health and Samsung Seoul Hospital which is worth USD one million.
Ministry of Health and Welfare (Minister Rim Chae-min) informed that the agreement on a training program for Mongolian medical workers was reached as of 16 Jan. 2011 between the Mongolian Ministry of Health and Samsung Seoul Hospital .
The Mongolian Ministry of Health will send 68 medical workers to Samsung Seoul Hospital for the purpose of training at five different times between Apr. 2012 and Jun. 2013 for 15 months in accordance with the above agreement.
It will pay USD one million to Samsung Seoul Hospital for the medical training program development and the training itself.
As the number of Mongolian patients coming to Korea increases and medical institutions are advancing to the Mongolian market, thus expanding the demand for cooperation in the health care area between the two countries.
Ministry of Health and Welfare said that MOU in March 2011 and an administrative agreement in August 2011 in the health and medicine area between the health authorities of the two nations were reached last year.
Through the substantial achievement of reaching the agreement on training of medical workers between Samsung Seoul Hospital and Mongolian Health Authority, the two nations’ cooperation in health and medicine is expected to be even more expanded and accelerated.
The medical worker training program is a representative cooperation program in the health and medicine area.
Along with the recent increase of the number of foreign patients visiting Korea, the recognition of “Medical Korea” is being enhanced.
Each year, more and more foreign medical workers are coming to Korea for medical training to learn experiences and know-hows of the Korean medicine that is rapidly developing to a world-class level for a short period of time.
An official from Ministry of Health and Welfare expects that as the foundation for development of the Korean medicine was laid through the Minnesota Project after the Korean War,
226 Seoul National University Professors went to Minnesota University to learn cutting-edge medicine back then and 59 advisors came and stayed in Korea to oversee the overall training system.
This training program will help upgrade the medical status level and medical environment of Mongol.According the agreement reached last year between the two nations’ health authorities, Seoul Project that delivers Korean medical skills and system/institutions to Mongol and the sending of Mongolian patients concerning 27 severe disease areas, etc will be carried out as cooperation programs