Russia donates vehicle laboratory for Mongolian zoonotic diseases centerSociety
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The handover ceremony of a fully equipped mobile laboratory from the Russian Federation to the National Center for Zoonotic Diseases (NCZD) of Mongolia took place on December 11 at the Ministry of Health. The Russian Research Anti-Plague Institute “Microbe” in Saratov, Russia ordered the mobile laboratory and Ms. Popova Anna Yurievna, Head of the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-being handed over the key and license of the mobile laboratory during the celebration ceremony of the 100th anniversary of the Institute on November 20.
The express diagnostic mobile laboratory is fully equipped with 20 types of equipment worth MNT 670 million 105 thousand. Moreover, the Russian side donated 15 equipment in 5 types such as a biosafety cabinet, a blood collection mixer, a sterilizing generator and microscope and 25 sets of tools worth MNT 59 million 150 thousand.
The ceremony was held with participation of Minister of Health D.Sarangerel, Director of the NCZD N.Tsogbadrakh, representatives from the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Mongolia and other Russian experts.
It is said that the NCZD started its operation as the Russian Federation donated a laboratory for marmot plague. The two countries have been cooperating in direction of prevention from zoonoses since then. As of today, Mongolian and Russia are closely collaborating towards protecting people’s health who are living near the Mongolia-Russia border.