News ID: 99919
Publish Date : 11 February 2022 - 22:32

Iran Stands Among Six Vaccine Producing Countries

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An
Iranian lawmaker highlighted the country’s progress in the health and medical fields and said Iran is among the six top countries in the world in terms of vaccine production.
Hossein Ali Shahriari, the head of the Iranian Parliament’s Health Commission, told Tasnim that Iran has made remarkable progress in the health and medical arenas over the past decades.
Before the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the country faced lack of physicians, nurses and medical equipment and had to rely on foreign medical staff from countries like India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, he said.
Today, however, 8,000 to 10,000 physicians, dentists and pharmacists graduate from the country’s universities every year, the parliamentarian said.
He added that while many patients had to go abroad for treatment and surgery back then, today Iranian hospitals receive patients who come from other countries for treatment.
Shahriari also said that Iran is among the top six countries in the production of vaccines and this was especially highlighted with the mass production of home-grown coronavirus vaccines.
Iran has so far authorized the use of several home-grown COVID-19 vaccines, including Barekat, Fakhra and Pasteur.