Mongolia, Republic of

Capital: UlaanbaatarArea: 1.566.500 km2Population: 3.103.428Official Language: MongolianArmed Forces Personnel: 10.000Medical Officers: 182Military Hospitals / Institutes: 9/n/aMissions: multiple

Surgeon General
Ganchimeg Lhagvasuren MD

Medical Department
Armed Forces Supply and Services Division
General Staff HQ
Peace Ave-51, Bayanzurkh District

Basic Task of the Military Medical Service

  • The primary task of the Military Medical Service is to provide comprehensive medical support to military personnel and their families, veterans.
  • Military environmental and Food Hygiene Control.
  • Epidemic Control and Protection from Infectious Diseases.
  • Necessary medical support during training and operations for troops, who participates in Multinational Peace support mission. 

To become a leading Military Healthcare Service provider by delivering a fit healthy and medically protected force, capable of delivering quality care everywhere in the Mongolian Healthcare system.



Military Hospitals 
Photo The Armed Forces Central Hospital 
The Armed Forces Central Hospital located at Ulaanbaatar city, capital of Mongolia. It has a 350 beds capacity.

It provides a third level of medical care to:

  • Mongolian Armed Forces members and their families, veterans
  • Emergency surgical and trauma care to civilians of the eastern district of the Ulaanbaatar city
  • Emergence anti-poison care to civilians of the Ulaanbaatar city.

Civilian staff383


Battalion and Unit Health Centres 
Each infantry battalion and unit has its own hospitals. This facility provides primary health care services, preventive medical care and a 6-20-bedded ward. The medical staffs under command of a medical officer and the commanders.

Medical staff

Civilian doctor18
Nursing staff (army ranked)44
Civilian nursing staff127
Other (driver, technicians etc.)24

Armed Forces Training Centre’s medical cell is responsible for combat medic training. Physician, nurse, medical technicians are prepared by the National Medical University of Mongolia / civilian institutions.
Resident, Basic, Advanced, Qualification courses, master’s, doctoral training conducted in Postgraduate School of Medicine of the National Health Science University in Mongolia, in conjunction with agreement or contract between MOD and MOH. 

Field Deployments

Total strength 68 personnel:

Medical staff35
Support staff33
Security squad10
Technical personnel23

Level 2 Medical Facility provides all Level 1 capabilities

 In addition, includes capabilities for:

  • Emergency surgery,
  • Damage control surgery,
  • Postoperative services,
  • High dependency care,
  • Intensive care,
  • Resuscitation,
  • Inpatient Outpatient care,
  • Dental,
  • Patient movement, AME,
  • Imaging,
  • Laboratory,
  • Pharmaceutical, Preventive medicine.


  • Provides advanced specialist medical care to stabilize seriously injured personnel for transport to Level 3 medical facilities; as an AMET
  • Blood and blood product transfusion according to the compatibility of blood groups and rhesus factors
  • Provide an FST for collecting seriously injured personnel from the site of injury and escort patients in serious condition to a higher level care
  • Treat up to 40 ambulatory patients per day
  • Perform 3–4 major surgery under general anaesthesia
  • Hospitalization 26 patients up to 7 days
  • Perform diagnostic lab test / blood, immunology, urine / some other strip tests / HIV, MALARIA
  • Ultrasound, X-ray service
  • Incinerate medical waste
  • Mortuary service
  • Dental service



PhotoStatistic of the first two rotations: 14.02.2011–25.06.2012 Total cases: 7716 out-patients


Area of responsibility 
The hospital is expected to provide medical care for about 4200 members of TCC, Military Observers (MILOBs), Civilian Police (CIVPOL) and UN staff of UNAMID from 10 countries in Sector North and West.

Recent deployments include:

2003 – 2008: Iraq Freedom Operation
2005 – 2007: KFOR at Kosovo
2006 – 2011: Role 1 hospital, Chad, UN-MINURCAT
2006 – 2011: Role 1 hospital, Sierra-Leon, UN-UNAMSIL
2010 – ongoing: ISAF Afghanistan
2011 – ongoing: Role 1 hospital, South Sudan, UN-UNMISS
2010 – ongoing: Role 2 hospital, (Mongolian level 2 hospital) in Western Darfur, North Sudan, UN-UNAMID