8 New Hospitals

8 New Hospitals8 New Hospitals

So far this year (ends March 19) eight new hospitals were built across the country adding 670 hospital beds to the healthcare system, said Mohammad Jafar Alizadeh, deputy minister of roads and urban development.

Seven more hospital projects with 660 beds are under construction and will be completed before the end of the year, ISNA quoted him as saying.

At present, the number of hospital beds is 120,000 (1.5 beds per 1,000 people). The figure should be increased to 2.7 beds, he added.