Ex­ports of med­i­cal equip­ment to rise 10-fold

Tehran Times - - FRONT PAGE -

TEHRAN — Iran’s con­sul­tant to the health and med­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion min­is­ter an­nounced that the coun­try plans to in­crease its ex­ports of med­i­cal equip­ment up to ten times to hit $240 mil­lion by the end of the present Ira­nian cal­en­dar year (March 20, 2019), IRNA re­ported.

Mak­ing the re­marks at the in­au­gu­ra­tion cer­e­mony of the 15th In­ter­na­tional Ex­hi­bi­tion of Med­i­cal Equip­ment, Den­tistry and Re­lated In­dus­try in the north­east­ern city of Mash­had, Reza Masaeli, who is also one of the di­rec­tors at Health and Med­i­cal Ed­u­ca­tion Min­istry, in­formed that ex­ports of med­i­cal equip­ment stood at $24 mil­lion in the pre­vi­ous Ira­nian cal­en­dar year (ended March 20, 2018).

“Presently, Iran ex­ports med­i­cal equip­ment to 255 coun­tries and has its own pav­il­ion at four of the most prom­i­nent in­ter­na­tional ex­hi­bi­tions,” he said.

“Some 2,200 Ira­nian com­pa­nies and 6,100 rep­re­sen­ta­tives of for­eign com­pa­nies are ac­tive in this sec­tor in Iran,” he added.

The 15th In­ter­na­tional Ex­hi­bi­tion of Med­i­cal Equip­ment, Den­tistry and Re­lated In­dus­try, run­ning at Mash­had in­ter­na­tional fair­ground, will wrap up on Sun­day.

The event is host­ing 70 Ira­nian pro­duc­tion, ser­vice, and busi­ness units as well as sev­eral rep­re­sen­ta­tive com­pa­nies from Ger­many, Italy, the U.S., Ja­pan, China, Poland, Ukraine, Pak­istan, and Tai­wan ac­tive in med­i­cal equip­ment and den­tal in­stru­ments.

The par­tic­i­pants show­case their lat­est prod­ucts and achieve­ments in this sec­tor to the au­di­ence.

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