AKIPRESS.COM - The 100th liver transplant surgery has been performed successfully by a team of the Organ Transplant Center of the State Central First Hospital on August 21, Montsame reported.
Since the introduction of liver transplant surgery, the youngest person, who has received the surgery, was a 20-month-old baby while the eldest patient was a person aged 62.
The leader of the liver transplant team at the State Central First Hospital, doctor (Sc.D), professor, Honored Medical Doctor O.Sergelen remarked that Mongolia has striven for introducing treatment methodology of liver transplant surgery and satisfying international standards and the country is placed the third in the world with its liver transplant treatment today. We have introduced and naturalized all technologies being used in liver transplant surgery in developed countries. “With introduction of liver transplant surgery in the home country, MNT 23 billion has been saved in state budget,” Ms. O.Sergelen said.
MNT 65 million are allocated from the state budget for liver transplant treatment and MNT 20 million from Insurance for High-Cost Medical Equipment. And MNT 7-10 million is paid by the patient and the money has played pivotal role in development of liver transplant surgery.
The first liver transplant surgery from a live donor was successfully performed in Mongolia on September 24, 2011 in collaboration with physicians from ASAN Medical Center of the Republic of Korea and Mongolia has become the 46th country that has introduced liver transplant surgery.