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Iran enjoys highest health security indexes in region

Iran enjoys highest health security indexes in region

Eynollahi made the remarks in the healthcare workers conference at the Mashhad University of Medical Sciences on Thursday, saying that the healthcare workers are among the most important personnel in upgrading the health security indexes of the country.

According to the minister, the progress in health system of Iran is the biggest achievements of the Islamic Republic, because many healthcare activities had been conducted by foreign physicians prior to the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, but the health and medical education of the country has trained professional staff, who have succeeded in creating great development in this respect.

The Islamic Republic of Iran’s healthcare system provides more than 98 percent of the population with health services, he said, adding that the life expectancy rose to 78 years among the Iranians.

About 94 percent of rural areas in Iran have access to clean tap water, the minister noted, adding that the infant death toll decreased to 16 per 1,000, which are parts of great achievements of the Islamic Republic over the 44 years.

Some 850 healthcare projects have become operational in the administration of President Ebrahim Raisi so far, Eynollahi mentioned.

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