Minister: Iran’s Health Standards Rank 1st in Region

Iran ranks first in the Middle-East region in observing health standards, Health Minister Marziyeh Vahid Dastjerdi announced on Sunday.

“Iran ranks first in the region in area of health standards,” Vahid Dastjerdi said, addressing a conference in Tehran on Sunday.

Earlier in July, Vahid Dastjerdi also appreciated the country’s scientific and medical progress irrespective of the western sanctions against Tehran, and described Iran as one of the powerful states in science and technology.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran is one of the influential countries in the field of science and technology and the publication of numerous valuable articles and essays in accredited international journals and databases and centers indicates this undeniable reality,” she said at the time.

Vahid Dastjerdi reiterated that despite the western sanctions against Tehran over its peaceful nuclear program, Iranian scientists and researchers have strengthened and stabilized their position in different medical and technological arenas, specially in nuclear medicine, drug production, nanotechnology, biotechnology and other sophisticated aspects of science and technology.

Iran has taken wide strides in science and technology, particularly in medical and medicinal fields, in recent years.

Iran announced on Wednesday that it will soon unveil 8 new types of hi-tech medicines used for treating various kinds of diseases.

“8 new types of hi-tech drugs which have borne high costs for Iran will be unveiled in the next few weeks,” Vahid Dastjerdi said at a ceremony to commemorate the national “Doctors Day” in Tehran on Wednesday.

She hailed the Iranian scientists and researchers for their efforts to decrease the country’s dependence on foreign states for producing different types of medications.

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