An In-patient cancer treatment centre opened earlier today (9 January) in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. Cancer patients from across the nation come to the city for receiving treatment at the National Cancer Centre; both the patients and their carers need accommodation during the40-45 days of treatment.
The new patient-treatment centre has 14 rooms, which include cooking facilities and a psychology and counselling service. The centre can house over 30 people at once.
Cancer is second leading cause of death in Mongolia; at present one in five people die of cancer. According to statistics, a total of 6000 people were diagnosed by cancer in 2017 and 18 thousand are receiving treatment under professional medical supervision. Currently, 32 percent of all cancer patients live in the countryside.