First central hospital to treat vitreoretinal disease

2018-10-19 14:01:52


Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Laurel Foundation of Canada handed over vitreoretinal instruments and equipment worth MNT 1.2 billion to the Department of Ophthalmology of the First Central Hospital of Mongolia on October 19.

During the ceremony, Minister of Health D.Sarangerel said that the number of national incurable diseases has been reduced by one due to that the Laurel Foundation has trained specialists to conduct vitreo-retinal surgery and granted equipment. The Minister thanked the authority of the First Central Hospital, the Department of Ophthalmology, the Government of Canada and Embassy of Canada.

 In accordance with the cooperation agreement established among the First Central Hospital of Mongolia, the Laurel Foundation and the British Columbia University, the program began in August, 2015 will continue till 2020.

In the frames of the cooperation, activities are being realized such as intensifying development of surgeries including vitreoretinal surgery, thoracic surgery, otolaryngology as well as head and neck surgery, building capacity of nurse and surgeons, organizing training in Canada, supplying medical equipment and introducing new technology. Moreover, free-of-charge surgeries and medical check-ups are being made for local people.

In addition, the Laurel Foundation is preparing to install optical coherence tomography, retinal angiography and retinal laser at the First Central Hospital, exempting the equipment from customs duty in 2019. Specialist noted that with the help of the instruments and equipment, the First Central Hospital will be able to diagnose and treat vitreoretinal disease.