Fourth comprehensive PCR laboratory handed over to general hospital of Umnugobi province映像
Within the framework of “Building the Capacity for COVID-19 Diagnosis and Service Delivery for the Most Vulnerable in Mongolia amidst Pandemic” project - funded by Rio Tinto Mongolia’s COVID-19 relief fund of 1.7 billion MNT - the fourth of four fully equipped PCR laboratories with a set of essential 19 equipment and accessories has successfully established and handed over to general hospital of Dalanzadgad city of Umnugobi province on February 27.
Within the framework of the project, four comprehensive laboratories have been established and handed over to the State Central Second Hospital, the National Center for Maternal and Child Health, Regional Diagnosis and Treatment Center in Umnugobi province and general hospital of Zamyn-Uud soum in Dornogobi province.
With the commissioning of these 4 PCR laboratories in accordance with WHO recommendations, Mongolia will have 38 PCR laboratories with a capacity of 42 thousand samples per day, data provided by the Ministry of Health in Mongolia. In the scope of the project, health workers of bags of Umnugobi province have been provided with tablets, laptops and other necessary medical examination kits.
About the project
In October 2020, Rio Tinto announced that it would provide a grant of 602,000 USD in response to COVID-19 in Mongolia. In this context, Rio Tinto are working together with Oyu Tolgoi LLC and the UNFPA to implement the “Building the Capacity for COVID-19 Diagnosis and Service Delivery for the Most Vulnerable in Mongolia amidst Pandemic” for enhancing the capacity of health sector with a focus on COVID-19 preparedness and recovery in Mongolia. The PCR laboratories established at the State Hospital Number 2 in Ulaanbaatar, the Regional Diagnostic and Treatment Centre in Umnugobi province and the General Hospital of Zamiin-Uud soum in Dornogobi province will significantly increase the COVID-19 diagnostic capacity at the most strategic locations of Mongolia.
In addition to the 4 PCR laboratories, telemedicine service will be established at the primary health care units as part of this project with aims to ensure the continuity of vital health services for persons requiring regular medical check -ups. Within the project, 14 family health centers of 17th khoroo of Songinokhairkhan district and healthcare workers of bags of Umnugobi and Dornogobi province have been provided with a total of 86 tablets, 14 laptops and medical examination kits required for remote health services.