1714 ICU beds inaugurated toward goal of health reform

March 10, 2016

TEHRAN — In accordance with Iran’s health reform plan, 1714 intensive unit care (ICU) beds were simultaneously inaugurated in 200 hospitals and 50 medical sciences universities nationwide on Wednesday, Webda reported.

The inauguration ceremony was held during a video conference in Birjand University of Medical Sciences, South Khorasan province, in attendance of Health Minister Hassan Qazizadeh-Hashemi.

The beds, comprising of neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), were added to hospitals and universities of medical sciences in 137 cities of the country.

Iran’s health reform plan is a scheme designed with some principal objectives such as reducing out-of-pocket payments, being more accountable, promoting natural childbirth, and minimizing enormous expenses some families ought to bear to receive healthcare services.

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