Sunday, December 4, 2022

Healthcare in Iran

Health official: Influenza cases on downward trend in Iran

An Iranian health official says the rate of infections with influenza is now on a downward trend, less than two months after the annual wave of the respiratory disease started in the country.

Some foreign firms refusing to sell Iran drugs due to US sanctions: Official

The head of Iran’s Food and Drug Administration says some foreign companies refuse to sell Tehran the required medicines under the pretext of the sanctions imposed on the country by the US.

‘US bans on Iran don’t target medicines, but financial mechanisms to buy them’

The deputy head of the Iranian union of pharmaceutical importers says the United States’ sanctions on Iran do not target imports of medicines but the financial mechanisms to buy them.

Official: An estimated 2,000 nurses emigrate from Iran every year

An Iranian official says an estimated 2,000 nurses leave Iran for other countries every year ——— which makes 200 per month — mainly due to dissatisfaction with a lack of harmony between their income and the health services they offer.

Raisi administration official speaks of ‘golden opportunities’ in medicinal herb industry

The caretaker director of the Iranian Vice Presidency for Science and Technology says there are “golden opportunities” for Iran in the medicinal herb industry.

Flu now an epidemic in Iran: Health official

An Iranian health official says cases of infection with seasonal influenza have increased significantly in Iran, and the disease is now considered an epidemic.

Head of Iran’s Food and Drug Administration resigns after Raisi rebuke

Head of the Food and Drug Administration of Iran (FDAI)Dr. Bahram Darayi has resigned, following criticism by the country’s President Ebrahim Raisi of recent shortages of medicine.

Iran Health official: Some 30k visiting hospitals daily for respiratory complications

An Iranian health official says around 30,000 patients are currently visiting hospitals countrywide on a daily basis to seek medical care for respiratory complications, more than half of whom are diagnosed with influenza.

Iranian Health official sounds alarm at rising influenza cases ahead of cold season

An Iranian health official sounds the alarm at a rising trend in infections with respiratory diseases ahead of the cold season, saying 334 cases of influenza have been recorded over the past week alone, including fatalities.

Iranian experts warn flu posing greater risk this year amid lax Covid measures

Iranian healthcare experts have raised the alarm over a widespread breakout of influenza this year in Iran as the cold season is about to set in, Hamshahri newspaper wrote on Monday.

Sanctions hampering treatment of MS patients in Iran: Official

Sanctions against Iran have affected the treatment of patients suffering from multiple sclerosis (MS).

Official: 5-6 nurses migrate from Iran every day

The head of Iran’s Nursing Organization says 5 to 6 Iranian nurses are migrating every day.

People of short stature rally in Tehran, demand medicine

Scores of Iranians with dwarfism and their families gathered outside the Food and Drug Administration in the capital Tehran on Saturday to express their disapproval with the stringent US-sponsored Western sanctions.

Iranian tour leaders making good money from health tourism

Middlemen in Iran are making a fortune as they arrange trips to the country by foreign tourists coming here to both have fun and undergo medical treatment, especially beauty operations.

Cholera cases in Iran rise to 68

The number of people diagnosed with cholera in Iran during the past five months has risen to 68, the majority of them in Western provinces and two-thirds of them male, an official with the Iranian health ministry reported.

Death toll from Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever rises to 6 in Iran

A senior Iranian health official says the death toll from the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) outbreak in the country has risen to six, amid a slight rise in infections with the virus that causes the deadly disease.

Iranian president says the country needs more doctors, nurses

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi says necessary measures must be taken to increase the number of doctors and nurses in the country.

Health minister: Iran among top 6 countries in reining in coronavirus

The Iranian health minister praised the medical and healthcare staff in Iran, saying thanks to their efforts the Islamic Republic is now among the six top countries in the world to have effectively controlled the spread of Covid-19.

Iranian official calls surge in number of migrant doctors “worrying”

The director of Iran’s Medical Council has issued a stern warning over the surge in migration of physicians with different specialties from the country.

Iran records rise in cases of cholera, Crimean-Congo fever

Iranian health officials have sounded the alarm at a surge in the cases of infection with cholera and Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) across the country.

Iran confirms first case of monkeypox

Iran has identified its first case of monkeypox.

Iranian health minister questioned by MPs over mandatory Covid vaccine

Iranian lawmakers have been satisfied with the health minister’s explanations about the health ministry’s plan to make Covid-19 vaccine compulsory across the nation.

Dozens diagnosed with cholera in Iran

62 cholera-infected cases have been identified in Iran, almost all of them in Western provinces and two-thirds of them male, an official with the Iranian health ministry reported.

Health ministry official: No monkeypox case so far identified in Iran

A senior Iranian health ministry official says no confirmed case of monkeypox has so far been recorded in the country.

Iranian health ministry confirms 62 cases of cholera

An official with Iran’s health ministry confirms that 62 people have contracted cholera in the country.

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