Bone marrow transplant to be available in Mongolia

2016-06-06 17:45:19

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Central Hospital of Ulaanbaatar is set to collaborate with the South Korean Saint Mary’s Hospital for five years in introducing technologies and methodologies of and training doctors for conducting bone marrow transplant surgeries in Mongolia, the website reported Monday.

The cooperation memorandum was signed on Monday by B.Byambadorj, head of the Central Hospital of Ulaanbaatar and a representative of the South Korean hospital.

“The surgery of bone marrow transplant needs higher technologies and advanced skills. In frames of the cooperation, our hospitals will ensure preparations for performing the surgery on a number of patients. At least 3-4 months take patients to undergone the surgery, who need to be involved in sophisticated medical examinations before the surgery,” said N.Oyuntsetseg, chief of the Central Hospital’s Center of Hematopathology and Bone Marrow Transplant. She added that a patient undergone the surgery could save MNT 25-30 million owing to the law on high cost medicine and medical equipment.

The UB Central Hospital conducted the bone marrow transplanting surgeries on two persons in 2011 and 2014, respectively. The first surgery was done together with doctors of the Saint Mary’s Hospital, while the second one was performed by the Mongolian surgeons on their own.