Health min. says importing medicine is a necessity

TEHRAN, Nov. 25 (MNA) – Iranian Health Minister Hassan Ghazizadeh says that the country needs to import more than 50% of the raw material needed to produce medicine inside the country, adding that special, expensive and new drugs come from outside.

“We urgently need to use the latest scientific achievements in the health sector because people have the right to access the latest scientific achievements in order to enjoy full health,” Hassan Ghazizadeh Hashemi said during the inauguration ceremony of a new special ward of Khatamolanbia Hospital in Tehran on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Iranian health minister said that the country is in a good condition in terms of meeting medical needs despite the sanctions, adding “while the United States claims that they have not imposed sanctions on our pharmaceuticals, Iranians and people of the world know that their claim is baseless.”

“Unfortunately, in the twenty-first century there are people on the international stage whose claims do not match with their actions in the field of human rights,” he noted.

Furthermore, the Iranian minister said “despite all the hardships, we will do our best to meet people's medical needs, especially those with special diseases.”

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