SOUTH KOREA READY TO INVEST IN HEALTHCARE IN KAMCHATKA
19 August 2016
Korean delegation shown plans for a regional hospital during visit.
South Korea is considering a public-private partnership in Kamchatka’s health sector. A delegation came to the peninsula to take a look at the construction site for a new regional hospital and discuss potential forms of cooperation, reported the press office of the Kamchatka regional administration.
The Korean side have offered to oversee the construction of the regional hospital, put money towards optimizing architecture and construction, provide further training to healthcare professionals, and supply medical equipment.
“We would like to conduct a feasibility study for this project. Providing we get the assistance we need from the authorities in Kamchatka, we will be happy to play an active role in this project,” said the head of the delegation and representative of the Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI) Overseas Headquarters Choi Jung-hee.
The talks were attended by KHIDI employees, heads of medical centres, and consultants from Korean construction firms.