Healthcare in Iran
The latest news and views about healthcare in Iran
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.
Iran records 51 cases of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, 3 deaths
An official with the Iranian Health Ministry says the number of individuals diagnosed with the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) has increased to 51 in more than three months, and three people have lost their lives to the disease.
3 people die of Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever in Iran
The head of Iran’s zoonotic diseases control group announced 3 people have died of Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever in the country. Behzad Amiri added that Iran has so far logged 45 CCHF cases.
One dies of Congo fever in Iran’s Yazd
One person has died of the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in the central Iranian province of Yazd, the head of the Non-Communicable Diseases Department of the province’s health center has confirmed.
Cholera cases on the rise in Iran, two dozen confirmed cases
The Iranian health ministry has announced that 23 people have tested positive for cholera across the country.
Iran reports 30 cases of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, 2 deaths
An Iranian health official warns that 30 people have been diagnosed with the Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in the country, advising those in contact with the livestock to take precautions against the viral disease.
Health Ministry: Iran leading country in eliminating Malaria
Iran has become the leading country in the region in battling and eliminating Malaria, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.