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AKIPRESS.COM - Mongolia will spend 50 billion Mongolian tugriks ($20.4 million) on a five-year national program to provide children with dental check-ups and treatment, Health Minister Sarangerel Davaajantsan said at a press conference Wednesday.
The "Healthy Teeth and Healthy Children" program will start from next year, covering 725,000 children aged between 2-12 across the country, Xinhua reports.
Tooth decay is the most prevalent chronic disease among Mongolian children. Government data showed 80-90 percent of children aged between 2-12 suffer from dental decay, forcing the government to start the program.