Iran's per capita consumption of pharmaceuticals is among the highest (20th) in the world and it is the second largest consumer of medical products in Asia, according to official data.
Ali Taheri, the head of electronics and software department at Arya Teb Firouz Medical Equipment Company, announced that Iran has joined the eight countries in the world that can mass-produce hemodialysis machines.
Measures have been taken to implement the National Document for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) that was introduced in October 2015, said Rasoul Dinarvand, head of Iran’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Hassan Eini-Zinab, a university professor specializing in demographics at the University of Shahid Beheshti, noted that Iranian men had an average life expectancy of 42 in 1950, but it gradually increased, reaching 73 by 2011.
Iran stands first in the rising levels of Multiple Sclerosis among the states of the Middle East, the vice president of Iranian MS Society reported.
Iranian Health Minister Seyyed Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi held Israel responsible for the deteriorating health and hygiene conditions in the occupied Palestinian territories.
Iranian Health Minister Seyyed Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi announced that the country has managed to produce two new drugs each month under the tenure of President Hassan Rouhani despite all problems and deficiencies.
The Chancellor of Mazandaran Medical University, Ghasem Jan Babaei, said that the Samsung Company from South Korea is to build a 1000-bed hospital in the province.
An Italian company is set to build a 1,500-bed hospital in this historical city in central Iran.
Agriculture Minister Mahmoud Hojjati called for expansion of cooperation between Iran and the Netherlands in producing herbal medicines.