Monday , 26 February 2024

Health and Hygiene

Rise In Suicides Among Medical Students In Iran Highlights Growing Crisis In Sector

RFL/RE – A rise in suicides among medical residents at Iranian schools, revealed in an interview with the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) with Vahid Shariat, has highlighted a growing crisis within Iran’s medical community. Shariat, head of the Iranian Psychiatric Association, said in the interview dated February 18 that the Iranian Medical Council recorded 16 deaths over the past year among …

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Elderly Iranian Prisoner Hospitalized After Heart Attack

Iranwire – An Iranian woman prisoner in her 70s was rushed from Tehran’s Evin prison to a hospital after suffering a heart attack. Raheleh Rahemipour underwent an electrocardiograph on January 25 before being taken to hospital, Narges Mohammadi, the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize winner imprisoned in Evin, said on her Instagram account. The incident occurred as dozens of women political …

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Rising Suicide Rate Among Iran’s Young Physicians

iranintl – An official with the Medical Council of Iran confirmed that 16 cases of suicide have been reported among resident physicians over the past nine months. Three of the cases happened last week, Babak Shekarchi, Deputy Director of Research and Education in the Medical Council of Iran, told Etemad daily on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Etemad released disturbing information which suggests …

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Air Pollution Behind Nearly 14 Percent of Natural Deaths in Iran

Iranwire – Iran’s Ministry of Health has attributed a staggering 13.9 percent of all natural deaths in the country to air pollution.  “Tehran ranks 19th among the world’s worst capitals in terms of concentration of suspended particles,” Abbas Shahsavani, who heads the ministry’s air health and climate change group, told Tasnim news agency on January 16. According to him, the …

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Iranian Baluch Prisoner Died Due to Lack of Proper Healthcare

Iranwire – Jamshid Arbabi Gorgij officially died of “cardiac arrest” early this month while in custody, but his delayed transfer to a hospital in the southeastern city of Zahedan is believed to have played a significant role in the untimely demise of this young man. According to a source close to the family, Gorgij was the father of three children …

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Iran Faces Drug Shortage Crisis Due to Currency Scarcity

Iranwire – Drug shortages continue to loom over Iran’s healthcare system, mainly due to mismanagement by the Islamic Republic’s authorities.  The director-general of the Food and Drug Administration, Mohammad Peykanpour, disclosed on January 12 that 99 drugs currently face shortages in the country.  He attributed 31 of these shortages to a lack of foreign currency for imports. Peykanpour further revealed …

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Iran’s Covid Deaths Nearly Double Official Figures: Former Official

iranintl – A former official in Iran’s Covid Taskforce says the country’s Covid deaths were nearly twice the figures authorities reported for the first two years of the pandemic. Speaking to the reformist Etemad newspaper, Ali-Akbar Haghdoust, head of the Covid Taskforce’s epidemiology committee, said estimates based on some studies, including a study by Ardabil Medical Sciences University published in …

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Family Of Iranian Prisoner Warns Of Missed Medical Appointments

RFL/RE – The ministry alleges Miryousef Younesi was involved with the Mujahedin-e Khalq organization, accusing him of being part of a network supplying financial and logistical support to operational teams within Iran. However, the claims have been met with skepticism by rights supporters. Ali Younesi, along with Amirhossein Moradi, were arrested in April 2020 and held in detention until April …

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No Accountability in Iran For Deadly COVID-19 Policies

Iranwire – While the United Kingdom and other democratic nations are holding their officials accountable for their handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Islamic Republic of Iran continues to deflect blame for its delayed and restricted vaccine imports.  The Iranian authorities’ negligence, which resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iranians, can partially be attributed to political reasons.  …

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Iranian Official Calls For Ban On Doctors’ Emigration

iranintl – The Head of the Medical Council of Iran stated on Thursday that healthcare professionals should not “be allowed to leave the country easily”. The remarks by Dr. Mohammad Raeeszadeh follow repeated warnings from many figures in Iran, including lawmakers, that the ever-increasing desire of healthcare professionals to leave the country will cause the healthcare system to collapse. “The figures for the immigration of doctors …

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