Nuclear Hospital Big Leap in Healthcare

Nuclear Hospital Big Leap in Healthcare Nuclear Hospital Big Leap in Healthcare

Iran’s nuclear hospital will elevate healthcare services and improve access to radiomedicine, said Head of Majlis Health Commission Hossein Ali Shahriari.

He noted that the 1000-bed facility planned in southwest Tehran will be the largest nuclear specialty treatment center in the region, and “will help ease people’s access to life-saving medicine and facilities,” ICANA reported.

Nuclear medicine is a medical specialty involving the application of radioactive substances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Nuclear medicine scans are usually conducted by a radiographer.

“A large number of people need radiomedicine for treatment of chronic diseases and domestic advancements in the field have fulfilled the need,” he added.

Shahriari, a lawmaker from Zahedan said, “Medical services are comparatively inexpensive in Iran, and therefore many people from neighboring countries come for health treatment, which can also help promote Iranian culture, boost medical tourism and contribute to foreign exchange earning.”

Radiomedicine, due to their short shelf-life, must be used quickly. At times, the medicine should be transported within a couple of hours for it to be effective. A nuclear hospital will enhance the quality of treatment services.

Minister of Health Hassan Hashemi, had recently stated that the nuclear hospital will offer advanced services for patients suffering from refractory diseases. Atomic Energy Organization of Iran will manage the hospital.

Deputy health minister Ali Akbar Salehi said the hospital will be constructed in cooperation with Tehran Municipality and the Health Ministry.