CMC and Mongolia Church agree clinic

Facility is the only hospital run by the Catholics in Mongolia, focuses on poor

CMC and Mongolia Church agree clinic
Officials of CMC and Bishop Padilla after signing the MOU (photo: Catholic Medical Center) staff, Seoul, Korea

April 8, 2011

The Catholic Medical Center (CMC) in South Korea and the Mongolian Church signed a memorandum of understanding about management of the St. Mary Clinic in Ulaanbaatar yesterday. The clinic in the compound of the Bayanzurkh Cathedral is the only hospital run by the Catholic Church in Mongolia and focuses on the poorest people. It has been undergoing reconstruction and will reopen in July. CMC will support it by providing medical facilities, personnel and education. Bishop Wenceslao Padilla of Ulaanbaatar prefecture said that with the MoU the clinic and the Mongolian Church will better serve the poorest in Mongolia. Father Lemigio Lee Dong-ik, head of the CMC, told the signing ceremony that St. Mary Clinic will grow into the role of CMC's counterpart in Mongolia. KO13913.1648