Improving Health Care Access

Improving Health Care AccessImproving Health Care Access

Currently, there are 10,000 full-time specialist and subspecialist physicians in Iran as per official figures, said Mohammad Aghajani, deputy minister of health for treatment services. “We are making efforts for achieving equitable geographical distribution of physicians across the country and with the construction of hospitals in remote and deprived areas, we can move towards this goal,” he said, IRNA reported. Last June, the Health Ministry and Barekat Foundation signed a MoU by which the foundation was committed to construct 10 hospitals in the underserved areas within two years.  The foundation is dedicated to creating entrepreneurs, building schools, hospitals and infrastructural facilities in remote and underdeveloped regions. It is affiliated to the Setad, a special office for executing the decrees of Imam Khomeini in helping the poor and needy.