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Reform Plan Reduces Health Care Costs

Reform Plan Reduces Health Care Costs Reform Plan Reduces Health Care Costs

The reform plan has reduced the cost of health care by 30% since its implementation in 2013, an Iranian parliamentarian said.

Ahmad Hemmati believes investment in medical equipment and the rise in the number of hospital beds are the main achievements of the Health Ministry, Dolat.ir reported. 

According to Rasoul Dinarvand, the head of Food and Drug Organization, the government has also managed to save up to $500 million over the past three years.

The Health Reform Plan was introduced to fulfill President Hassan Rouhani’s election campaign promise of health care for all Iranians by 2018 under a nationwide health insurance program. 

The Health Ministry is also committed to curb the use of harmful foods, promote healthy lifestyles and reduce the huge annual costs that non-communicable diseases impose on the economy.

 

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