Prime Minister J.Erdenebat has tasked his cabinet members to take necessary measures such as revising regulations to facilitate allowing parental leave for legal guardians of the children, who are down with respiratory illnesses. The government might even consider covering the treatment costs from the health insurance fund.
According to a presentation by the Health Ministry, patients with respiratory illnesses are making up 5.5 percent of the total number of patients being treated in ambulatories, in the recent days. In the same period of last year, the in-patient treatment load in hospitals of Ulaanbaatar exceeded by 18.5 percent. Due to the overload and lack of beds in hospitals, parents and children receive a day or two days of treatment in ambulatories.