Center for cancer patients from rural areas opens

2019-01-09 18:07:12

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Today, on January 9, National Cancer Council NGO opened the residence center for cancer patients arriving to the capital from rural areas

The residence has capacity to receive 30 persons and has 14 rooms for the patients and staff, kitchen, resting room and art therapy room. “Each room was designed to make the patient feel comfortable,” said B.Tsetsegsaikhan, CEO of ‘National Cancer Council’ NGO.

“Citizens Representative Meeting of the capital city joined forces with the National Cancer Center (NCC) and cancer NGOs to involve Ulaanbaatar city in the International cancer prevention program. As a result, a significant improvement will be made in early detection, treatment and diagnosis of cancer within 3-5 years. It is remarkable that the center opened at the time when the NCC cannot cope with its load as the cancer incidence increases,” said S.Amarsaikhan, Chairman of Citizens Representative Meeting of the capital city.

General Director of the NCC Dr. J.Chinburen said that the establishment of the center is a great support for patients from rural areas as they account for about 50 percent of all cancer patients. “Patients diagnosed with cancer spend maximum six days at the hospital. In order to put a patient for treatment for 10-14 days, next patient has to wait. Thus, the residence center for patients was necessary,” he noted.