Basic infrastructure and medical equipment improvedSociety
Ulaanbaatar/MONTSAME/ Basic infrastructure and equipment of the Infection Prevention and Control Center and Microbiology Laboratory of the First Central Hospital of Mongolia were improved with funds of MNT1 billion within ADB’s ‘Fifth Health Sector Development Project’. Aimed to improve patients' and health workers' safety in hospitals in Mongolia, the project spent MNT238.5 million on renovations and distributed 29 kinds of medical equipment worth of MNT708.8 million in total.
At the opening, Minister of Health D.Sarangerel said, “As the First Central Hospital is an organization that conducts nationwide medical services, the project is vital for the hospital to improve patients’ and health workers’ safety, increase the types of medical tests required to provide good quality medical service, build the sample fund and prevent and control hospital acquired infections.”
The Ministry of Health has been implementing this project with ADB’s non-refundable aid since 2013.
Total cost of the project is USD38.2 million, of which USD30 million is the ADB’s soft loan, USD7.7 million is funded by Mongolian government and USD480,000 is funded by World Health Organization.
In duration of the project implementation, basic infrastructure and equipment of the Infection Prevention and Control Center and Microbiology Laboratory of 20 hospitals nationwide were improved and with purpose to improve the capacity of sector’s personnel 516 physicians, professionals and engineering and technical workers of hospitals were involved in trainings.