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Three-Fold Increase in Hospital Beds

Three-Fold Increase in Hospital BedsThree-Fold Increase in Hospital Beds

The number of hospital beds across the country have more than tripled since the beginning of the government’s tenure in 2013, said Health Ministry spokesperson Iraj Harirchi. “Nearly 1,700 beds were provided annually to medical facilities under developmental projects by the ministry in the past 3.5 years,” he said, during a visit to a hospital in Abadan, Khuzestan Province, IRNA reported. The number of ICU, NICU (neonatal ICU), and PICU (pediatric ICU) beds have increased by 27%, 34%, and 44% respectively in the same period, says the ministry’s 2016 annual development booklet.

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