24 thousand children receive free dental treatmentSociety
Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/. Within the Mongolia’s National Program ‘Healthy Tooth – Healthy Child’ over 24 thousand children have had healthy teeth nationwide so far, reported the National Center for Public Health.
Aimed to give one-time free dental treatment to children aged from 2 to 12, the Ministry of Health is implementing the program until 2023. Alongside giving dental treatments, a lot of actions are planned, including to educate public on the habits of oral hygiene and take preventive measures from dental caries.
A total of 243 dental hospitals took part in the selection of the program, of which 199 were qualified for service. Currently, 161 hospitals built contracts and started giving dental services. This year, the program targets dental treatments of younger children or aged between 2 and 6.