Dr. Kim thanks us for helping him with the Internet search and the financing of a second-hand endoscopy device: “Thank you so much for helping our hospital. I have dreamt of buying and working with an endoscopy device from the 180 series. Now my dream has come true! Without your help that would never have been possible. I think the day will come when I can return my thanks to you in a practical way!”
And, of course, he is talking about you, dear donors – you who have provided the finances so we could make the training of the visiting doctor and the purchase of helpful instruments possible!
A doctor in North Korea does not only have to be a good doctor but must also be able to solve many daily challenges as well, such as repairing electronics, installing sanitary systems, manufacturing drugs, and supply heating …
Dr. Kim’s father is a TV electrician and has taught Dr. Kim so much that he has been able to repair the up to 15-year-old devices himself or build a functioning device using parts from several old instruments.