The Iranian health minister has announced 100 HIV positive patients from the Republic of Guinea Bissau, in West Africa, are being treated by Iranian made medicine called 'IMOD', Tehran Times reported.
"I suggest you visit a hospital and a pharmaceutical company to get more information on Iran's medical progress and activities," Marzieh Dastjerdi said in a meeting with an official from Guinea Bissau on Thursday.
Dastjerdi also said development of infrastructure, especially in area of human resources, is required for transferring medical expertise to Guinea Bissau.
She also said, "96 percent of our medicines are produced in Iran (including IMOD) and only 4 percent are imported. Of course, we are gradually trying to produce this 4 percent in our country."
The minister said proper procedures have been taken in the area of training expert personnel in the field of AIDS.
She added dialysis apparatus, MRI and CT scanners are manufactured in Iran, the cost of which is much lower than their foreign counterparts