Chief Medical Officer of Busan National University Hospital came to Almaty for a visit along with a delegation of doctors of various disciplines. Professor Jong Sung Un held a meeting with the leadership of the Almaty City Healthcare Department, and also visited the Centre for Perinatology and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and the Almaty Oblast Hospital.
Cooperation between AYALA Charity Foundation and Busan National University Hospital began in 2016, when a Memorandum of Cooperation was signed. For seven years, delegations of doctors came to Almaty and Astana almost every year to provide free consultations on orthopedic pathologies to children, on gynecological diseases and oncology to women. Doctors from Busan diagnosed 680 children free of charge, conducted 15 practical master classes and seminars to improve skills of Kazakhstani children’s doctors.
Also, 17 doctors from Almaty, Astana, Pavlodar and Taraz have had free training in Busan and shared the best practices at the Busan National University Hospital in neurosurgery, orthopedics, traumatology, and neonatal ophthalmology. They successfully use all their knowledge and practical experience to help young patients in Kazakhstani hospitals.
As part of the delegation’s visit in October this year, gynecologist, Professor Kim Seung Chol, provided a free examination and consultation for 22 patients at the Centre for Perinatology and Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, and Professor Lee Jong Seop, Head of the Orthopedics Department, examined and consulted 85 children at the Almaty Oblast Hospital for free. In September, Professor Lee, having run the Astana Marathon, diagnosed 18 children at the Multidisciplinary City Children’s Hospital No. 2 in Astana.
“We are glad that our cooperation is developing productively and getting stronger every year. The assistance of Busan National University Hospital in improving skills of Kazakhstani doctors is an important contribution to the formation of strong practical competencies of pediatric doctors and children’s healthcare in our country. We hope to continue our fruitful cooperation in the future with a priority on the professional development of in-country doctors,” said Aidan Suleimenova, founder and president of AYALA Charity Foundation.