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    Mongolian protestors demand health minister resign

    Jargal Byambasuren
    Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:40am EST

    ULAN BATOR (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters gathered in Ulan Bator's central Sukhbatar Square Thursday to demand the resignation of Mongolia's health minister for failing to curtail the spread of the H1N1 strain of influenza.

    The first demonstration in the heart of the capital since post-election riots in July 2008 ended peacefully, but protesters warned of further unrest if the government did not meet their demands by April 19.

    Mongolians were shaken by the late but sudden onset of H1N1 in October, before the country had procured supplies of vaccine. About 30 Mongolians have died from the flu strain so far, while the country's first donated vaccine shipment from the World Health Organization only arrived in January.

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    Re: Mongolian protestors demand health minister resign

    It isn't just the H1N1. It seems the people have been calling for his head for months. The thread below is about a bacterial contamination in a hospital there, and they called for his resignation over that too.