Pakistan, Iran reaffirm commitment to strengthening health cooperation

Government of PakistanPakistan, Iran reaffirm commitment to strengthening health cooperation

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Iranian Ambassador to Pakistan H.E. Reza Amiri-Moghaddam called on the Caretaker Federal Health Minister Dr. Nadeem Jan in Islamabad on Tuesday.

The minister welcomed the ambassador and affirmed commitment to further strengthening Pak-Iran cooperation in the health sector.

The Iranian ambassador extended felicitations to Dr. Nadeem Jan on assuming the office of Health Minister and prayed for his success. He said that the appointment of a world-renowned public health expert as the Health Minister of Pakistan would bring tangible improvement in the health sector.

The two sides discussed in detail diverse areas of cooperation the field of health between the two brotherly countries.

Pakistan and Iran share long standing and time tested close fraternal relations said Dr. Nadeem Jan.

There is a huge potential for further bolstering collaboration in the health sector between the two nations added the Iranian ambassador.

Dr. Nadeem Jan expressed the desire for both countries to learn from each other’s experiences in the providing better health facilities to the people an protecting them from diseases.

Pakistan has expressed the desire to seek cooperation from Iran in addressing the issue of shortage of medicines. To this end, the Drug regulatory Authorities of both Countries need to devise a comprehensive strategy with the aim to ensure on fast-track basis the uninterrupted supply of life saving drugs.

Dr. Nadeem Jan said that we will continue our close collaboration in the field of medical education. The health security remains or top most agenda and we need to work closely to prevent cross border transmission of diseases.

The two sides also agreed on enhancing cooperation in health research and provision of technical assistance. Iran has a strong primary health-care system.

Pakistan will definitely benefit from the experiences and best practices adopted by Iran in the field of primary health-care.

Dr. Nadeem Jan expressed gratitude for the Dialysis machine donated by Iran for the people of Pakistan.

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