Tehran (ISNA) – Iranian and Chinese health ministers signed a cooperation agreement on health and traditional medicine.
The agreement is including cooperation on the fields of prevention and control of infectious diseases, control and prevention of non-communicable diseases, primary health care, rural health, health policy and medical management, health system, public health coverage, information exchange on health financing and health technology assessment.
The Iranian health minister Seyyed Hassan Ghazizadeh Hashemi and his Chinese counterpart Li Bin have also inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on traditional medicine which includes education, research, experiences exchange and the establishment of integrated medical centers.
Meanwhile, the Exim Bank of China and the China Development Bank (CDB) signed a contract to build 5 hospitals in Iran.
They will provide a $2 billion finance to build five hospitals in Iran.
The contract includes two 1000-bed hospitals for Shahid Beheshti University of Tehran, a 1000-bed hospital for Iran’s University of Medical Sciences, a 330-bed hospital and a 540-bed hospital for Iran’s University of Medical Sciences.
The hospitals will be built by the Chinese in a period of 4 years under the supervision of Iran’s health ministry.