Adults to be involved in 19 types of medical checkups, with children involved in six

2022-03-24 10:20:06

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. At a regular meeting of the Cabinet on March 23, Minister of Health S.Enkhbold did a presentation on the preparations underway for the works to be carried out to involve citizens in early-detection checkups from May 1. 

Adults will be involved in 19 types of medical checkups. 

The medical checkups that are being planned include the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and tuberculosis, assessment of mental and general physical health, blood and urine tests, glucose, pap smear, hepatitis B and C, rapid tests for syphilis and HIV, electrocardiogram, endoscopy, gastroscopy, and ultrasound tests for the chest and abdominal areas as well as thyroid. 

As for children up to the age of 18, they will be involved in six types of medical checkups. This will include diagnosis of non-infectious diseases, mental health assessment, dental checkup, eye exam, and tuberculosis test. 

While an average of MNT 11.2-12.3 million is spent for the treatment of a single patient, it is estimated that costs are able to be significantly saved by annually involving citizens in MNT 150 thousand worth of tests and diagnosis.