Interviewee ID: 990329
Parent's name: Bat
Year of Birth: 1945
Occupations: retired, nurse
Notes on education: büren dund
Born in: Sergelen sum, Töv aimag
Lives in: Nalaih sum (or part of UB), Ulaanbaatar aimag
Mother's profession: herder
Father's profession: herder
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Summary of Interview 091001A with Dulamsüren by Ariun-Undrah
Dulamsüren Bat was born on March 8, 1945 in Hairhan hill, Aldarhangai negdel in Sereglen sum of Töv aimag. Her childhood was spent with her parents and after graduating nursing college in 1963 she worked at Sereglen sum hospital of Töv aimag. At that time nurses visited their patients by riding a horse. Also, disposable syringes were not available at that time, so they used non-disposable syringes by boiling them in water and also tablets were not available, so they used powdered medicines, packed in paper according to dosage. After working 9 years in Töv aimag’s hospital, Dulamsüren moved to the children’s hospital of Nalaih district as a nurse. Dulamsüren worked in total for 43 years in the health sector.
After having her first child in 1966, Dulamsüren gave a birth to 5 children in total and was awarded 2nd grade honored mother’s medal in 1977. Her husband was a best worker of the year and went to Russia to see the Olympics game in Moscow in 1980.
Her father was a lama and arrested due to the great repression [of the 1930s], so she left with her mother when she was 2 years old. That’s why she grew up without knowing anything about her father. They haven’t heard anything about him after the arrest.
Dulamsüren talked about her life.
Summary of Interview 091001B with Dulamsüren by Ariun-Undrah
The death of her two sons was the most difficult thing that happened in Dulamsüren’s life. In 2004, she lost her son due to kidney failure. Before that in 1998, her other son was killed by someone when he studied at secondary school in Arhangai aimag. The great sorrow in her lifetime was the loss of her sons. She had a stroke due to high blood pressure when she heard that her son was killed in 1998.
Dulamsüren acquired the profession of nurse by studying at the Medical College and throughout her life she worked as a nurse. In her interview she talked about the time she worked, the differences of recruitment processes of the socialist period and now, people’s attitude towards work and so forth. Dulamsüren worked in the pediatric sector for most of her career, so she gained a lot of knowledge and experience in this area. She married and had many children. Her husband was worked at the police office during socialism and he was very busy, so Dulamsüren spent most of her time for her children.
Also she said that they lived happily during socialism and believed that life will get much happier after democracy. However, since 1988, food prices have increased and Mongolians had a difficult time during these years.