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Popular Healthcare System in DPRK
Pyongyang, January 14 (KCNA) -- Supreme leader Kim Jong Un in his New Year Address underscored the need for the public health sector to put efforts to medical treatment and preventive medicine for promoting the people's health, thus ensuring that the benefits of socialist healthcare system reach the people more closely.

The healthcare system of the DPRK is the most popular system as it is based on the Juche idea which regards man as the most precious being.

It is the best healthcare system in the world through which the state takes care of the people's health in a responsible manner.

Hospitals and other public health establishments can be seen everywhere to let the people enjoy free medical service.

From the mid-1960s, the country has given priority to preventive medicine along with treatment of diseases.

It has also paid big efforts to hygienic and anti-epidemic work, thus preventing occurrence of epidemic diseases in the country.

The emergency anti-epidemic and hygienic information systems have been set up throughout the country.

The country's medical workers are now replete with firm determination to successfully carry out the tasks set forth by Kim Jong Un in his New Year Address, so as to give fullest play to the advantages of socialist free medical system.

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