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Pakistan and Iran on Tuesday agreed to cooperate in the fields of pharmaceuticals, medical education and boosting collaboration in diverse areas of health.

Both sides expressed their willingness during meeting between Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services Regulations and Coordination Dr Zafar Mirza and Minster for Health and Medical Education of Iran Saeed Namaki.

The meeting was held in Tehran on the sidelines of the 66th Session of Regional Committee Meeting of World Health Organization (WHO), being participated by Health Ministers and high level delegates of Eastern Mediterranean Region of WHO comprising 22 countries, says a message received here from Tehran on Tuesday.

During meeting, Dr Zafar Mirza mentioned the centuries old civilization, cultural and religious ties between the two nations and the need to further translate them in to stronger cooperation for the welfare of the people.

He made special mention of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision to establish a welfare state of which better health for the people, is an important component.

He recalled that after taking office his first visit along with Prime Minister Imran Khan was that of Iran and that the first document he had signed was MoU of cooperation in the field of health with Iran.

Dr Zafar Mirza highlighted various reforms initiated by present government in the health sector including key initiatives like social health protection which is being extended in phases to all eligible families across Pakistan.

He also lauded the achievements of Iran in the area of universal health coverage as an example in the region and said that primary health-care, polio eradication, controlling communicable and non-communicable diseases, pharmaceuticals and health reforms are areas in which both countries can collaborate and benefit from each other’s experiences.

Iranian Health Minister welcoming Dr Zafar Mirza said he was delighted that a global health expert was looking after affairs of health in Pakistan and expressed his desire to provide all out support to strengthen the health system of Pakistan.

Both sides also agreed to enhance cooperation in diverse areas.

It was shared that a 14-member delegation of health experts from all over Pakistan will be visiting Iran in November for two weeks to study the country’s health system.

Iranian side was invited to send its health experts to Pakistan on a mutually agreed date.


Dr Zafar Mirza shared that his Ministry has reached agreement with Ministry of Interior to provide space and facilities at Taftan border between Iran and Pakistan where a health post will be established to cater to the needs of the travelers including the Zaireen.

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What Iran gona do in "Health sector" ? Sell some "Mehdi" medicine?

Rather..chooran and manjan they been selling since 1979? :lol:
 

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What Iran gona do in "Health sector" ? Sell some "Mehdi" medicine?

Rather..chooran and manjan they been selling since 1979? :lol:
https://en.irna.ir/news/82957215/Medical-tourism-a-new-aspect-of-Iran-Pakistan-ties


However, Iran with its large medical facility network can easily replace India for Pakistani patients and can also help in further enhancing bilateral ties.

The demand for Iranian healthcare services is also skyrocketing. They had nearly 30,000 foreign patients in 2012 and this has gone up to almost 200,000 in 2015 and this has increases further in coming years.
 
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What Iran gona do in "Health sector" ? Sell some "Mehdi" medicine?

Rather..chooran and manjan they been selling since 1979? :lol:
Iran has a huge domestic pharmaceutical market.

But you can stay as an ignorant, jealous and obsessed troll. :)

Last year Iran exported $120 million of pharmaceuticals alone (70% growth from the year before) despite a full-scale US economic embargo on Iranian industries and exports.

Iran exports pharmaceutical drugs to 30 countries, including: Russia, Ukraine, Iraq and Azerbaijan.

Iran meets 97% of its pharmaceutical needs through domestic pharma companies (only reliant on imports of raw materials, but this is decreasing) - this saves $550 million of unneeded pharma imports per year for Iran.
 

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https://en.irna.ir/news/82957215/Medical-tourism-a-new-aspect-of-Iran-Pakistan-ties


However, Iran with its large medical facility network can easily replace India for Pakistani patients and can also help in further enhancing bilateral ties.

The demand for Iranian healthcare services is also skyrocketing. They had nearly 30,000 foreign patients in 2012 and this has gone up to almost 200,000 in 2015 and this has increases further in coming years.
yes they increased, now its more then 600,000 foreign patients

He is a moron ignore him. This is good news we need much more cooperation in diverse fields.
agreed, thats the cooperation we need with each other
 

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Our patients should be encouraged to go to Iran for medical tourism rather than further afield.
yes a lot of Arabs come to Iran from all over middle east and now Europeans are shocked by state of the art medical treatment with extremely low cost in VIP section is only $10 dollars for a doctor visit

even Indians come to Iran as Iran is chipper then India










 

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yes a lot of Arabs come to Iran from all over middle east and now Europeans are shocked by state of the art medical treatment with extremely low cost in VIP section is only $10 dollars for a doctor visit

even Indians come to Iran as Iran is chipper then India










Also the advantage of being culturally much closer to us.
 

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yes a lot of Arabs come to Iran from all over middle east and now Europeans are shocked by state of the art medical treatment with extremely low cost in VIP section is only $10 dollars for a doctor visit

even Indians come to Iran as Iran is chipper then India










Just a shame we have had so little Iranian interest to invest in Pakistan economy and industry over the years, especially given your expertise in these areas.
 

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Iran's primary healthcare system has been rated as "excellent" by UNICEF. Iran is our brother's country and we have similar culture . It is a mutual benefit for both brother countries.
 

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