Oldest Nursing Home of Mongolia Marks 100th Anniversary

2024-05-27 13:33:17

Ulaanbaatar, May 27, 2024 /MONTSAME/. President of Mongolia Khurelsukh Ukhnaa decreed to award the Order of the Polar Star of Mongolia to the National Center for the Elderly of Mongolia on May 25, 2024.


The oldest nursing home in Mongolia is celebrating its 100th anniversary. President’s Senior Advisor, Lundeg Surenjav congratulated and expressed best wishes to the generations of staff, employees, and seniors and awarded the Order of the Polar Star of Mongolia to the National Center for the Elderly of Mongolia, and medals to senior employees who have made exceptional achievements in their line of duty and made valuable contributions to Mongolia’s development.


Under the initiative of the Leader of the People’s Republic of Mongolia Choibalsan Khorloo, the Department of  Caring for Orphans and the Poor was established in 1924, which put the foundation of the current National Center for the Elderly. The Center aids citizens who are unable to live independently, have no relatives for protection and care, need constant nursing and medical treatment, or are disabled by providing housing, food, clothing, medical services, rehabilitation, entertainment, and psychological support as stated in the relevant laws. Currently, 182 elders and disabled citizens are residing in the Center with over 100 employees.


The State Budget for 2024 allocated MNT 500 million for constructing a paved road from the National Center for the Elderly to the Batsumber soum center, repairing the Center’s roof, upgrading the steam boiler, and purchasing a bus for the transportation of the elderly.