Iran lacks 100,000 hospital beds and its drugs and medical equipment industry has a 7,000 billion toman deficit.
Some medicine cannot be found in Iran.
But officials of the Islamic Republic boast about giving medical aid and equipment to countries in the region.
Iran’s Health Minister:
“Iran is ready to help mothers and infants in various countries especially in Yemen, Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.”
Iran’s Health Minister in April:
“Iran is ready to give medical aid to Syria.”
In October 2018, Iranian officials said that Iran sent 200 tons of drugs and medical equipment to Iraq.
This is not the first time that Iran gives medical aid to other countries.
In 2011, Iran sent a shipment of 40 tons of drug to Syria.
Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2015:
“Iran has given 2.8 billion dollars of medical equipment to Syria.”
Iran’s Health Minister in 2015:
“Iranian medical teams have been dispatched to Iraq to help the victims of the ISIS chemical attack.”
Assistant Head of Iran’s Red Crescent in 2018:
“In the past two or three years since the Yemen war started, we have given Yemen 3,000 tons of (medicine) worth 7 million dollars.”
Iran’s Health Minister, who goes out of his way to “help” Syrians and Yemenis, recently said that “spending money for Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) patients to prolong their lives for a few years is not economical.”
Shiraz University recently told medical centers not to give emergency room patients with minor trauma or patients with stable vital signs IV treatment due to the lack of intravenous fluids.”
Assistant Head of the Hygiene and Healthcare Commission of the Parliament:
“According to our information, the country lacks at least 80 types of drugs.”
These measures have angered the Iranian people which they show in their protests when they chant, “No to Gaza, no to Lebanon” and “Leave Syria and think of us.”