Seoul (VNA) – The Institute of Oriental Medicine of the Republic of Korea (RoK) said on November 29 that it has opened a traditional medicine research centre in Hanoi, focusing on studying clinical signs and oriental medicine resources.

Located at the National Hospital of Traditional Medicine, the Korea-Vietnam Traditional Medicine Research Centre will apply technologies of defining genes of oriental medicine resources owned by the Korean institute to build a traditional medicine management system in Vietnam.

It will conduct clinical research and compare disease prevention and treatment methods using traditional medicine the two nations to apply the best ones in treating chronic diseases and those of the elderly.

Over the past time, the Korean institute has cooperated with the Vietnamese hospital in carrying out joint studies in the physical field.

Kim Jong-yeol, head of the institute, the two sides will collaborate in doing basic research and applying the institute’s clinical experience in treatment, thus contributing to developing the traditional medicine in both countries.-VNA