Japanese doctors give treatment to children with congenital heart defectsSociety
Uvurkhangai /MONTSAME/. At the request of Minister of Labor and Social Protection S.Chinzorig, doctors of the Heart Saving Project NGO of Japan did check-ups for children with congenital heart defects and heart disease.
At the Regional Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Uvurkhangai aimag on August 9-10, they did check-ups on over 200 children, and put 30 children with later stages of heart disease under monitoring. The doctors will also be visiting Ulaanbaatar three months to do surgeries for children free of charge.
The organization has been working in Mongolia to do check-ups, treatment and surgeries for children with heart disease since 2001.
Dr. Tamura Masamichi who worked as a part of the team of doctors said, “The physical state of 16 children that received treatment 11 years ago is in excellent condition. Compared to that time, the environment and equipment available at the aimag hospital and the doctors’ skills have improved. And the children can now be monitored in the aimag instead of in a hospital in Ulaanbaatar.”
On top of doing check-ups on children, the doctors of the Heart Saving Project NGO focused on building the capacity of the doctors at the local hospital. For instance, the doctors and medical specialists at the Regional Diagnostic and Treatment Center were taught on cardiac catheterization procedures and open heart surgeries.