Domestic Economy
0

President Orders Swift Action for Meeting Diabetic Patients’ Needs

In an open letter to the president, 120 specialists from Iranian medical schools expressed concerns over the dwindling supply of insulin pen and diabetes test strips
President Orders Swift Action for  Meeting Diabetic Patients’ NeedsPresident Orders Swift Action for  Meeting Diabetic Patients’ Needs

President Hassan Rouhani has called on Health Minister Saeed Namaki to press for urgent action to end the shortage of insulin pens and blood test strips, which is causing serious hardship to people with diabetes.
In an open letter to the president, 120 specialists from Iranian medical schools expressed concerns over the dwindling supply of insulin pen and diabetes test strips. The letter reads:
“There are over five million persons with diabetes mellitus in Iran, of whom 600,000 require the daily administration of insulin and blood glucose test strips to monitor and control their diabetes. Lack of any of these two would make patients face the risks of drops in blood sugar level and unconsciousness or death in the short run, and limb amputation, heart attack, stroke and kidney disease in the long run. 
“Diabetes also increases the risk of severe illness and death from Covid-19, which makes it even more important to direct special attention to people with diabetes while coping with the coronavirus crisis.
 

Premium

Subscribe to the Financial Tribune to continue reading this article or Log in to your account if you are already a subscriber.

Find out more about our subsciption plans here.

Add new comment

Financialtribune.com