Forum on traditional Mongolian medicine takes place in China

2019-09-10 14:23:52

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/. On the sidelines of the third Mongolia-China Expo, being held in Hohhot, Ulanqab and Tongliao cities of Inner Mongolia, China from September 6 to 10, a forum “International development of traditional Mongolian medicine and hospital” was also organized”. Officials from the Mongolian Ministry of Health took part in the forum and got acquainted with the Rehabilitation Care Hospital and Pharmaceutical manufacturing company in Tongliao city. 

Mongolia launched official medicine registration database of traditional medicine drug in 2013 and there are presently standards for more than 120 traditional medicine raw materials, technical cases and technological instructions for some 160 Mongolian traditional medications as well as 60 medical treatments introduced at practice. In addition, eight local factories of traditional medicine make around 50 new substances, 60 new medications, 260 types of traditional pills, substances and mineral spring water in accordance with approved standards and technologies and provide not only for domestic supply, but also trade them for export to Russia and China. 

To date, a clinic with a capacity to receive 48 beds, 185 outpatient clinics, 20 foreign-owned hospitals, 34 recreation centers, 233 state and private health organizations are operating in the field of traditional Mongolian medicine in Mongolia, providing health assistance and services to up to 1.5 million people in a duplicated number. Furthermore, nine universities and higher education institutions are offering undergraduate, graduate and post graduate programs in traditional medicine and around 230-260 people graduate with degrees annually. Around 3 thousand doctors and specialists from Mongolia are employed in traditional medicine field not only in Mongolia, but also the USA, Austria, Hungary, Czech, Poland, Russian and Kazakhstan. 

As the forum coincided with the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between Mongolia and China, this forum on traditional Mongolian medicine is considered to be important for the future development of the long-standing mutual trust and cooperation in various fields between Mongolia and China, especially in the Mongolian traditional medicine. 

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