What He Exactly Wanted to Do
One day in October 2016 Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un visited the newly built Ryugyong General Ophthalmic Hospital. Enjoying a panoramic view of the hospital, he said with a broad smile on his face that it had already been built wonderfully though he chose its site in January that year. The external form clearly showed it was an ophthalmic hospital as the facade of its outpatient ward depicted man’s eye and an eye-chart was displayed on its inpatient ward’s outer wall, he added.
Noting that the Munsu area had turned into a more perfect hospital village as it was intensively arranged with such hospitals as the Breast Tumor Institute of the Pyongyang Maternity Hospital, the Ryugyong Dental Hospital and the Okryu Children’s Hospital as well as the modern Ryugyong General Ophthalmic Hospital, the Supreme Leader said he was very pleased to picture the people enjoying the benefits of the socialist healthcare system to the full without any inconvenience. Then he went round outpatient and inpatient wards to inquire about details of the construction and technical specifications of the facilities. Saying that the hospital was a perfect people’s hospital of the world level of which the country could boast to the world, the Supreme Leader noted with pleasure that he had done just what he exactly wanted to do, and that one of his wishes for the people had come true.
He continued to say that the construction of the ophthalmic hospital meant the construction of different medical service bases one after another annually in recent several years, and that the Workers’ Party of Korea continued to channel great efforts into building up the material and technical foundations for healthcare not because the country was well off but because it was an important undertaking to give full play to the advantages of the country’s socialist health system whereby the Party and the government took thorough responsible care of the people’s lives and health, and to defend socialism.