Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 11 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
A grandiose healthcare project is planned to be implemented in Iran in the near future, Mehr reported.
Iran's Nursing Council chief Ghazanfar Mirzabeygi said that according to the president-approved project, the nursing community in Iran would perform tests on blood pressure, extra weight and blood sugar concentration all over the country, free of charge.
Mirzabeygi noted, that the tests would be performed on some 50 million people in Iran, aged 20 years of age and over.
"Due to lifestyle changes, there is a significant amout of risk that threatens the health of many people in the country. Many people neglect and ignor such problems, and this in turn leads to heart diseases, diabetes, heart strokes," Mirzabeygi said.
He noted that the plan of the project is being implemented in coordination with the heads of 150 Nursing schools in Iran.
"Some 40,000 nursing students and some 100,000 registered nurses all over Iran to perform the task within one month or so," Mirzabeygi noted.
In November, Vice Chairman for Iran's Supreme Medical Council, doctor Mohamad Reza Norouzi said that one of every five people in Iran needs to check for physical condition.
Due to heavy international sanctions, Iran has been experiencing problems with importing necessary drugs and medicine into the country, as well as medical equipment.
With regard to human health, Iran suffers from not only from heavy air pollution, but from other factors as well. One of such factors is tobacco, as the country has recently seen a 123-percent increase in cigarette imports into the country.
The imported amount of cigarettes cost Iran some $79,5 million, which is approximately a 44.3 percent increase, compared to the same period last year.