Iran to spend €250M to equip nuclear hospital
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 26
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Iran will spend 250 million euros to provide equipment for a planned nuclear hospital.
Director of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said that a memorandum of understanding was signed today for building the hospital, named Velayat, Iran's IRNA news agency reported Oct. 26.
"With establishing the hospital, in addition to offering medical, training, and diagnostic services, we will start research and development studies in the next steps," Salehi said.
Necessary sources of budget for the project have been secured, he said, adding that some countries have accepted to provide finance for the project.
"The hospital will take 48 months to build and it will come on stream over the course of 4-5 years."
Salehi said in August that over a million patients in the country are using locally-produced radiomedicines, adding Iran is the only producer of such medicines in the Middle East.
"No other country in the Middle East is able to do this," said Salehi, adding Iran is exporting radiomedicines as well.
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