Citizens to be involved in comprehensive diagnosis from May 1Society
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On March 8, Prime Minister of Mongolia L.Oyun-Erdene and Minister of Health S.Enkhbold worked at the National Maternal and Child Health Center and the center’s branch in Yarmag area.
During the working visit, the Prime Minister became acquainted with the center’s online registrations as well as its surgical department, delivery and postpartum department, and radiology department. Despite the construction of the hospital launching in 2009, it was put into operation later in 2021 due to financing issues. Alongside offering healthcare assistance and services for mothers and newborns, the medical facility also provided treatment for COVID-19 patients by setting up 1,000 hospital beds.
Currently, there are over 380 doctors and medical specialists working at the hospital. As a result of the special attention put on its operations during the peak of the pandemic, it has officially become the second state-owned hospital to provide healthcare services to mothers and newborns nationwide.
Nine operating rooms equipped with modern equipment have been recently opened. However, due to its distance from the city center, there are certain pressing issues concerning workforce such as lack of accommodation and insufficient kindergartens nearby. In response, the Prime Minister pledged to resolve the issues.
Highlighting how all of the doctors and hospital staff in the healthcare sector played a crucial role in overcoming the pandemic with minimal loss, Prime Minister L.Oyun-Erdene then thanked the hospital staff and wished success.
With investment from the state budget, all beds used for delivery and postpartum have been renewed nationwide. For instance, 100 percent of the 496 beds used at the National Maternal and Child Health Center have been replaced with new beds. Furthermore, MNT 45 billion in financing have been allocated for works such as constructing extension buildings for two polyclinics of the center as well as renovating all buildings that have yet to undergo repairs since 1987.
By upgrading the medical devices and equipment, it has now become possible for the center to provide four types of surgeries and treatment that have been previously unavailable in Mongolia. The delivery rooms are planned to be renovated by the end of this year.
Noting that the Government will be making an investment of a total of MNT 110 billion for the country’s maternal and child healthcare, Prime Minister L.Oyun-Erdene said that special attention would be paid to renovating maternity hospitals nationwide, digitizing their operations, and bringing the hospitals up to global standards. As works to involve all Mongolian citizens in comprehensive diagnosis will be launched nationwide from May 1, he then tasked the sector’s authorities to ensure preparations.