A development centre for disabled children has opened in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar. The ceremony took place on the occasion of International Children’s Day (1 June) and was attended by
S.Mungunchimeg, vice-minister of labour and social protection of Mongolia
Compared with other parents, those of children with disabilities experience more psychological and financial problems, the vice-minister said. She went on to note that the centre will help parents solve their problems by offering consultation and health services for their children free of charge.
Equipped with 250 beds and advanced medical devices, the development centre can provide medical treatment for 250 outpatients a day.
There are about 130,000 people with disabilities in Mongolia, 11 percent of whom are children, according to the Mongolian Ministry of Labour and Social Protection.