Graying Population

Graying PopulationGraying Population

Graying population is a challenge to the future of the country, said Heydarali Abedi, lawmaker and member of the Majlis Health Commission.

“The competent organizations and state bodies should implement population policies in a timely and effective manner to increase birthrates before it is too late,” he said, as reported by the parliament’s news agency ICANA.  A country with 10% of its population over 60 is considered as aging. In such cases, the need for geriatric care increases, imposing a huge economic burden on societies. “If we continue to ignore the population policies, we will be forced to use the capacities of the refugee and migrant population to meet the national needs in the workforce,” he cautioned.