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Dr. Lyu Opens Oriental Health Clinic for KAIST Students on Campus​
View : 9421 Date : 2009-04-15 Writer : ed_news

Dr. Keun-Chul Lyu, an Oriental medical scientist who donated property valued at 57.8 billion won (US$56 million) to KAIST last year, opened a health clinic and a medical research center for astronauts on the KAIST campus on Monday (April 13).

The opening of the two facilities represent the scientist"s lifelong wish to serve society by giving back his knowledge, experience and assets.

Monday"s opening ceremony was attended by 100-odd well-wishers including KAIST President Nam-Pyo Suh, Daejeon City Mayor Sung-Hyo Park and Ki-Ok Kim, President of the Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine. 
 
Dr. Lyu"s Health Clinic which is equipped with eight units of medical treatment apparatus called "health booster" that Dr. Lyu developed will offer free medical care for KAIST students. "I would like to open the clinic as a space where students can receive medical treatment and rest anytime," Dr. Lyu said.

The research center for astronauts will focus on the researches to take care of health of space fliers and to help lessen the impact astronauts suffer when the spacecraft enters into the earth´s atmosphere.

On the same day, Dr. Lyu donated his lifetime collection of about 500 rare relic items such as Buddhist statues, ink stones and incense burners to KAIST.

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