The DPRK is directing efforts to producing medicines and medical appliances, the basic means of preventive and curative medical care.
In full swing are the projects to turn the Pyongyang Pharmaceutical Factory into a model and standard one in the pharmaceutical industry sector and renovate other factories across the country.
Pharmaceutical manufacturers increase the varieties of medicines and improve their quality by putting production of western and Koryo medicines on a normal footing.
The Phyongchon Koryo Medicine Pharmaceutical Factory turns out more than 100 kinds of medicines, over 10 of which have been awarded national patents.
Achievements have been witnessed in the scientific research for making comprehensive use of medicinal animal and plant resources.
A modern medical appliances industry base has been established to fully meet the demands of people for medical appliances.
The Medical Oxygen Factory was built in Juche 105 (2016) in the capital city of Pyongyang. With this as a momentum, several provinces built similar factories and normalize production. The Myohyangsan Medical Appliances Factory, renovated in October, is producing various kinds of high-performance medical appliances.
The Pyongyang Dental Hygiene Supplies Factory produces a variety of hygiene supplies conducive to the promotion of people’s health.