Iran to reduce import of medicines and medical equipment
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 27
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:
Iran will reduce import of medicines and medical equipment by $2.5 million next Iranian year (from March 21, 2020 through March 21, 2021), Iran's Deputy Health Minister Kamil Taqavinejad told reporters.
Taqavinejad made the remark following the 110th meeting of rectors of medical universities in Tehran, Trend reports referring to ISNA.
“Some $3.6 billion was spent on medical equipment and medicines last Iranian year (from March 21, 2018 through March 21, 2019),” the deputy health minister said. “This figure has been reduced up to $3 billion thanks to the local production. About 14-16 percent of the hospital funds are spent on medicines and 8 percent on the provision with medical equipment.”
"In total, 22 percent of hospital funds are spent on medicines and medical equipment," Taqavinejad said.