February 21, 2024

Kim Jong Un orders large new Pyongyang General Hospital to be built by October

North Korean leader in speech at ground-breaking ceremony Tuesday said country lacks modern medical facilities

Updated at 16:10 KST to include more images from the afternoon's state television broadcast, and corrected at Mar. 19 10:55 KST due to a translation error

North Korean soldiers and builders began construction on the Pyongyang General Hospital in the heart of the capital on Tuesday and were ordered by the country’s leader Kim Jong Un to finish the project by this October, state media reported Wednesday.