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Iran Gov’t Health Expenditure Rises

Total health budget in the fiscal 2020-21 was over 1,110 trillion rials ($4.59 billion)
Iran Gov’t Health Expenditure Rises
Iran Gov’t Health Expenditure Rises

Healthcare expenditure’s share in the general budget increased from 10% in the Iranian year ending March 2014 to 17% in the year ending March 2021. 
Per capita health spending in the general budget increased 4.3-fold during the period under review, according to Hamid Pour-Asghari, a deputy for scientific, cultural and social affairs at the Plan and Budget Organization. 
“Health and social welfare, higher education, research and technology, public education, technical and vocational trainings, culture, tourism and sports, public and judicial affairs, defense and security account for 95% of the operating budget and 22% of the capital expenditure budget,” he was quoted as saying by Fars News Agency.
Healthcare expenditure refers to aggregate healthcare spending in an economy, including expenditure related to hospitals, prescription drugs, nursing facilities and personal healthcare.


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