Mongolia’s first university hospital, part of the campus of Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences (MNUMS) started operation on 30 March. Located in the Bayanzurkh district of the capital, Ulaanbaatar, the hospital will provide health care services to citizens of the district as well as some specialised services at a national level. The hospital also will facilitate the training of over 7000 undergraduate and postgraduate students of the MNUMS and nearly 1000 physicians and other medical professionals.
The 104-bed hospital has the annual capacity to hospitalise 11 thousand patients in its specialised units and examine 600 people at its general laboratory per day. It has 24 specialised wards and eight diagnostic laboratories that can provide services for 4800-5200 patients in its units of surgery, traditional medicine, otorhinolaryngology, cancer, oral medicine, Maxillofacial surgery, traumatology, sports traumatology and orthopedics and so forth.
In 2015 the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the Government of Mongolia to provide grant aid of up to 7.985 billion yen for the Project for Construction of Mongolia-Japan Teaching Hospital and the first ever teaching hospital associated with a university in Mongolia was constructed in 12th khoroo of Ulaanbaatar’s Bayanzurkh district.