Mar 17, 2023 11:51 UTC
  •  President: Gov. seeks to improve social welfare after inaugurating cancer hospital

President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi says his administration seeks to improve people's welfare and remove deprivation as he inaugurated an advanced medical center in Tehran that focuses on treating different types of cancers.

In a ceremony on Thursday, he opened the Barekat Comprehensive Cancer Prevention and Treatment Centre, one of the most advanced and equipped cancer prevention and treatment centers in the West Asian region, in Tehran.

"The government's efforts are aimed at activating the capacities of the country and creating a life with justice and social welfare for the people," Raeisi told the event, adding that the opening of the center is an "important step in the direction of eliminating deprivation in the country and providing advanced equipment for meeting the needs of the people."

Built by the Execution of Imam Khomeini's Order, the medical center provides all services related to screening, diagnosis, and treatment of all types of cancers to clients.

The president praised the efforts of health professionals and institutions to reduce medical costs and remove part of their concerns while also lauding the use of the latest technologies in the newly-inaugurated center.

The medical center seeks to eliminate deprivation and provide the highest quality medical services at the lowest cost to the people, he said, calling for the construction of similar centers in other parts of the country so as to facilitate people's access to advanced medical services.

The inauguration came a week after Raeisi opened Mahdi Clinic Hospital, the largest hospital in the region. Described as the biggest medical project of the country since the Islamic Revolution, Mahdi Clinic is equipped with nearly 1,000 beds as well as advanced medical equipment that will cater to both Iranian and foreign patients.

Iran has made significant progress in the field of medicine over the years, particularly in the areas of manufacturing pharmaceuticals and medical equipment as well as training physicians and surgeons at state-of-the-art medical centers across the country.