ULAN BATOR, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- Mongolian children with disabilities will be able to enjoy comprehensive health services from the China-aided development center for disabled children in Ulan Bator, Mongolian Minister of Labor and Social Protection Sodnom Chinzorig said Thursday.
"Today, we all witnessed a historic event in Mongolia-China relations. I am very happy to attend the handover ceremony of the development center for disabled children," Chinzorig told Xinhua during the ceremony.
Chinzorig described the center built with the non-refundable aid from Chinese government as the greatest gift from China and a landmark project in bilateral cooperation in public welfare.
He said that the medical center is the largest, most modern and a fully functional treatment and rehabilitation place for disabled children in Mongolia.
The comprehensive center will be officially put into use in March or April this year, Chinzorig said, noting that the Mongolian government will pay special attention to its operation.
The medical building, covering an area of about 14,990 square meters, consists of three floors above ground and one floor underground. Equipped with 250 beds and advanced medical devices, the development center can provide medical treatments for 250 outpatients a day.
According to the minister, there are some 130,000 people with disabilities in Mongolia, 11 percent of them are children.