Govt. allots $3.5b to health sector: minister

September 8, 2018 - 0:39

TEHRAN — The Iranian government has allocated $3.5 billion to state-run centers in the health sector to control the adverse effects of currency fluctuations, Health Minister Hassan Qazizadeh-Hashemi said on Thursday.

Recent currency fluctuations in the country has urged the government to allot the sum to the health sector, IRNA news agency quoted Qazizadeh-Hashemi as saying. 

The government is making an attempt to decrease the negative impacts of the currency fluctuations on health sector and the Ministry of Health is also striving to live up to the standards in providing healthcare services despite the hardships, he noted. 

“We wouldn’t let the current conditions to affect healthcare services under no circumstances,” he highlighted.