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Health-Care System at SUMS

Health-care system in Iran is governed by Iran’s Ministry of Health, Treatment, and Medical Education.The Ministry is responsible to establish a national-level health policy and supervise its implementation. It also regulates all medical services in Iran which are offered based on three systems including the public-governmental system, the private sector, and NGOs. Health care and public health services are provided through a strong nationwide network offering different levels of health care services, viz., primary health care, secondary health care, and tertiary health care to fulfill the goal of providing the Iranians with a comprehensive health-care system and equitable health care services. The -care system in Iran is governed by Iran’s Ministry of Health, Treatment, and Medical Education. network is designed to ensure an optimal health care for treatment of any kind of illness or injury and is responsive to the needs of not only Iranian community but also the patients from across the world especially those from Middle Eastern countries. In 2000, the Country ranked 58 in health care and 93 in health-system performance. Iran's primary health-care system has also been rated "excellent" by UNICEF.

The medical facilities that are ruled based on the public-governmental system carry out their activities and offer services under the direct management of medical universities. The public sector provides primary, secondary, and tertiary health services with a principle focus on primary health care. Public hospitals and clinics are financed by governmental budget and all services offered at this sector are covered by different health insurances available in Iran; thus, patients receive medical services at the possible lowest prices.

In 1981, moreover, Iran established a unique primary health-care (PHC) system which currently covers 98% of rural population nationwide and 93% of urban population. To eliminate health disparities, advance prevention, and strengthen primary care access, an extensive health-care network offers primary health care in rural and urban areas. Rural health-care networks include a number of “Health Houses” and a district health center. Health houses are the most periphery and basic unit of Iranian PHC system and the first point of contact between the primary health-care system and the community in rural areas. They are managed by a health center, located at the regulatory district, which is affiliated to the main medical university of each province. These health houses provide preventive health care services such as nutrition, family planning, blood pressure control, medical screening, prenatal care, and immunization. They are also responsible for monitoring environmental conditions such as water quality and environmental pollution. A similar system is providing primary care in urban and suburban areas by health posts and urban health centers of the major cities, which often act as provincial capitals. In pursuant to providing health care on an equitable basis and to ensure better quality health services, the system also follows a well-planned referral care mechanism where family physicians, covering a population of approximately 2000 to 4000 persons in their catchment areas, provide primary health care services and if required refer the patients to the secondary and tertiary health care facilities.

Currently, Iran’s health network system, running by the native manpower, has spread to the remotest parts of the country and has been able to bring about immense changes in promotion and maintenance of the community‘s health. It is remarkable that the PHC system is entirely funded by the national government of Iran. Hence, accessible health services, public health coverage, comprehensive health service packages, affordable health services, and appropriate spaces are among the main goals of the PHC system. Considering the efficiency of Iran’s PHC system, WHO experts consider it a good model for other countries to follow.

In addition to the public-governmental facilities, private medical facilities including for-profit hospitals and clinics, however, supervised by medical universities, operate independently to deliver effective and efficient care. The private sector in Iran mainly focuses on secondary and tertiary health care in urban areas.  According to the statistics released in 2002, 7.4% of health-care centers, 10.2% of hospital beds, 37.8% of medical laboratories, 27.5% of rehabilitation facilities, and 90.6% of drugstores were claimed to be included in this sector.

Iran, moreover, has a strong network of health-care charity foundation and NGOs which work in close cooperation with the Ministry of Health, Treatment, and Medical Education and other government agencies involved in the health sector. Some hospitals such as Mahak are run by these organizations. They also financially support low-income patients, build medical facilities, and provide necessary medical equipment and supplies mainly in specialty fields such as pediatric cancer, breast cancer, diabetes, and thalassemia services and research.

Conforming to Iran’s health-care system, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS) as the main university of Fars province is in charge of public health, and health care provision in public facilities. It manages and/or supervises 15 teaching hospitals, 28 non-teaching hospitals, 6 public clinics, 3 health centers, 35 health networks (rural health centers and health houses), 24 private hospitals, and 3 charity hospitals.

SUMS Teaching Hospitals

 
Row No.

Hospitals

Type

Beds

Location

1

Nemazee Hospital

General

914

Shiraz

2

Shahid Faghihi Hospital

General

408

Shiraz

3

Amir Hospital

Oncology

120

Shiraz

4

Shahid Dastgheib Hospital

General

162

Shiraz

5

Khalili Hospital

ENT and Ophthalmology

150

Shiraz

6

Ali-Asghar Hospital

General

137

Shiraz

7

Ibn-e-Sina Hospital

Psychiatric

120

Shiraz

8

Ostad Moharary Neuropsychiatric Hospital

Psychiatric

500

Shiraz

9

Shooshtari Hospital

Maternity and Pediatrics

90

Shiraz

10

Hafez Hospital

  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Psychiatry
  •  Pediatrics
  • Rheumatology

166

Shiraz

11

Emtiyaz Hospital and Shahid Rajaee Surgery Emergency Center

Trauma

297

Shiraz

12

Shahid Chamran Hospital

Orthopedic and Neurology

300

Shiraz

13

Al-Zahra and Shahid Hejazi Hospital

  • Pediatric
  • Heart and Vascular Diseases
  • Teachin

161

Shiraz

14

Hazrate Zeinab Hospital

Obstetrics and gynecology

162

Shiraz

15

Amir-al-Moemenin Hospital

Burn care and treatment

62

Shiraz

 

SUMS Non-Teaching Hospitals

 
Row No.

Hospitals

Type

Beds

Location

1

Shohada Hospital

General

68

Sarvestan

2

Imam Khomeini Hospital

General

300

Abadeh

3

Imam Khomeini Hospital

General

140

Estahban

4

Valiasr Hospital

General

196

Eqlid

5

Valiasr Hospital

General

58

Arsanjan

6

Valiasr Hospital

General

80

Bavanat

7

Emam Hasan Hospital

General

450

Darab

8

Emam Hossein Hospital

General

146

Sepidan

9

Qa’ em Hospital

General

282

Firoozabad

10

Valiasr Hospital

General

350

Kazeroon

11

Nabi-e-Akram Hospital

General

130

Khonj

12

Valiasr Hospital

General

180

Lamerd

13

Besat Eshkenan

General

64

Lamerd

14

Fatemeh Zahra

General

80

Mohr

15

Shahid Motahari

General

560

Marvdasht

16

Valiasr Hospital

General

290

Mamasani

17

Shohada Hospital

General

200

Neyriz

18

Abadeh Tashk Hospital

General

52

Neyriz

19

Imam Sadegh Hospital

General

92

Pasargad

20

Imam Mohammad Bagher

General

108

Qir and Karzin

21

Valiasr Hospital

General

80

Khorambid

22

Imam Javad Hospital

General

70

Kharameh

23

Imam Mosa Kazem Hospital

General

100

Zarin Dasht

24

Imam Hadi Hospital

General

90

Farashband

25

Emam Hasan Askari Hospital

General

50

Zarghan

26

Imam Sajjad Hospital

General

60

Khesht and Kenar Takhteh

27

Ghamar Bani Hashem Hospital

General

32

Beyza

28

Seyed-al-Shohada Hospital

General

32

Qaderabad

 

 

SUMS Public Clinics


Row No.

Health Networks

Location

1

Hakim Emado-din Shirazi Clinic

Shiraz

2

Shahid Motahari Clinic

Shiraz

3

Imam Reza Clinic

Shiraz

4

Nader Kazemi Clinic

Shiraz

5

SUMS Dental Care Clinic

Shiraz

6

Poostchi Ophthalmology Clinic

Shiraz

 

SUMS Health Centers

 
Row No.

Health Centers

Location

1

Valfajr Health Center

Shiraz

2

Enghelab Health Center

Shiraz

3

Shohadaye-Gomnam Health Center

Shiraz

 

SUMS Health Networks

 
Row No.

Health Networks

Location

1

Abadeh Health Network

Abadeh

2

Eqlid Health Network

Eqlid

3

Kharameh Health Network

Kharameh

4

Zarin Dasht (Zarrin Dasht) Health Network

Zarrin Dasht

5

Zarghan Health Network

Zarghan

6

Firoozabad Health Network

Firoozabad

7

Kamfirooz Health Network

Kamfirooz

8

Mamasani Health Network

Mamasani

9

Abadeh Tashk Health Network

Abadeh Tashk

10

Bavanat Health Network

Bavanat

11

Khorambid Health Network

Khorambid

12

Sepidan Health Network

Sepidan

13

QaderabadHealth Network

Qaderabad

14

Kavar Health Network

Kavar

15

Mohr Health Network

Mohr

16

Arsanjan Health Network

Arsanjan

17

Beyza Health Network

Beyza

18

Darab Health Network

Darab

19

Sarchehan Health Network

Sarchehan

20

Qir and Karzin Health Network

Qir and Karzin

21

Lamerd Health Network

Lamerd

22

Neyriz Health Network

Neyriz

23

Estahban Health Network

Estahban

24

Pasargad Health Network

Pasargad

25

Rostam Health Network

Rostam

26

Sarvestan Health Network

Sarvestan

27

Farashband Health Network

Farashband

28

Kazeroon Health Network

Kazeroon

29

Marvdasht Health Network

Marvdasht

SUMS-Affiliated Charity Hospitals

 

Row No.

Hospitals

Type

Beds

Location

1

Qadir Mother and Child Charity Hospital

Maternity and Pediatrics

96

Shiraz

2

Kowsar Charity Hospital

General

263

Shiraz

3

Bu-Ali Sina Charity Hospital

General

165

Shiraz

 

Shiraz Private Hospitals
 
Row No.

Private Hospital

Type

Beds

Location

1

Ordibehesht Hospital

General

140

Shiraz

2

Parto Neuropsychiatric Hospital

(Psychiatric)

32

Shiraz

3

Besat Hospital

General

100

Shiraz

4

Pars Hospital

General

45

Shiraz

5

Dena Hospital

General

200

Shiraz

6

Dr. Emami Hospital

General

32

Shiraz

7

Dr. Khodadoust Eye Hospital

Eye

32

Shiraz

8

Dr. Mir Hosseini Hospital

General

70

Shiraz

9

Shafa Hospital

General

65

Shiraz

10

Shahriyar (Shahriar) Hospital

General

60

Shiraz

11

Alavi Hospital

General

32

Shiraz

12

Farahmandfar Hospital

General

60

Shiraz

13

Shiraz Central Hospital

General

96

Shiraz

14

Dr. Mir Hospital

General

50

Shiraz


Useful Links:

Nemazee Hospital (KA Namazi Hospital)

Shahid Faghihi Hospital

Amir Oncology Hospital

Shahid Chamran Hospital

Emtiyaz Hospital and Shahid Rajaee Surgery Emergency Center

Khalili Hospital

Hazrate Ali-Asghar Hospital

Shahid Dasgheib Hospital

Hazrate Zeinab Hospital

Amir-Al-Moemenin Hospital

Hafez Hospital

Al-Zahra and Shahid Hejazi Hospital

Shooshtari Hospital

Ibn-e-Sina Hospital

Ostad Moharary Neuropsychiatric Hospital

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