8m Admitted to Hospitals Annually

8m Admitted to Hospitals Annually8m Admitted to Hospitals Annually

Annually, 8 million people are admitted to hospitals and their average length of stay is 2.7 days, said Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi on Sunday. Around 100,000 beds will be provided to hospitals across the country by the end of the next Iranian year in March 2017, he said on the sidelines of the one-day conference on maximizing capacity at state-run hospitals at Tehran’s Parsian Azadi Hotel. At present, there are about 550 state-hospitals and 350 private hospitals in the country. A senior health official had earlier said that while the government would fund 21,000 hospital beds, the remaining would be provided and financed by non-government agencies affiliated to the Health Ministry, as well as medical universities.

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