Yonsei to diagnose patients in RussiaYonsei University will export its IT-based medical equipment and services to Russia’s Sakhalin island that will enable remote diagnostics of Russian patients by university professors and doctors here, the Ministry of Knowledge Economy said yesterday.
A memorandum of understanding was signed yesterday between the Yonsei University Health System (YUHS), the operator of Yonsei Severance Hospital, online trading service provider Korea Trade Network (KTNET) and the government of Sakhalin, according to the ministry.
The agreement came at the end of an annual meeting of the Korea-Russia Joint Committee on Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation, held here from Monday.
Under the deal, the Sakhalin government will provide the land and buildings for what they called a new “digital medical center,” while the YUHS and KTNET will fill the new facility in Sakhalin with IT-based medical equipment.
The YUHS will be in charge of the facility’s operations with medical examinations there to be forwarded to Seoul for diagnosis.
The ministry said the deal will be worth about 20 billion won ($17.7 million) in total.
“This marks the first export of Korea’s medical system to Russia, and it will likely lead to additional exports of Korean medical systems,” the ministry said in a press release.