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Iranian public no longer able to fund health costs

Thursday, 14 February 2013

The Iranian Minister of Health, Mohammad Hassan Tarighat, spoke of the importance of the family health project, adding that Iran’s health expenses are extremely high. He added that if the project had been implemented 17 years ago, a tremendous waste of public money could have been avoided, and the high cost of medical care could have been prevented. In the past year, expenses for medical care and medicines in Iran totaled 40,000 billion tomans, 25,000 billion of which were paid for by the public. At the moment, in light of the economic problems and the current circumstances, the public is no longer able to pay these medical costs. Current forecasts predict that this year USD 2,500 million will be needed to pay for medical supplies, of which USD 1,800 million has already been paid, and the remainder will be supplied in the future.

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  • Published: 4 days ago on Thursday, 14 February 2013
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: February 14, 2013 @ 3:18 pm
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