Mongolian health minister stresses need to reduce nursing workload

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ULAN BATOR, May 13 (Xinhua) -- Mongolian Health Minister Davaajantsan Sarangerel has voiced the need to reduce the workload of nurses on the occasion of International Nurses Day.

"In recent years, the number of nurses in our country has been steadily increasing. However, there is still a need to increase the number of nurses and reduce their workload," Sarangerel said in her greetings on Tuesday.

The Mongolian government is working to address the challenges facing nurses, such as reducing the workload, increasing their salaries, assisting them to obtain housing, and providing them with computer and language skills, according to the minister.

Meanwhile, the government is studying the possibility of covering the tuition fees of nursing students by the government, Sarangerel said.

Noting that nurses have always fulfilled their responsibilities with dignity, even during the COVID-19 pandemic, the minister said a total of 829 nursing students are now working voluntarily at hospitals across Mongolia on the front lines of fighting against COVID-19.

There are around 12,000 nurses in Mongolia, with an average monthly salary of 600,000 Mongolian tugriks (215 U.S. dollars). Enditem

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