The Mongolian Health Ministry has provided equipment worth MNT 1.2 billion for improving diagnosis, surgery and treatment of eye diseases in 2018. This has made it possible to perform retina surgery at the First National Hospital in the capital, Ulaanbaatar,and also saved money for patients who would otherwise have had to go abroad for treatment. Now, the hospital is performing retina surgery every day. Since last year, doctors have successfully performed eye surgery on over 200 patients.
The Ministry is now to focus on training ophthalmologists, improving the programme for resident doctors, providing more equipment and training eye doctors in Canada.