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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 network is designed to ensure an optimal health care delivery system for treatment of any kind of illness or injury and is responsive to the needs of not only the 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 government funding and all services offered by 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 the rural population nationwide and 93% of the urban population. To eliminate health disparities, advance prevention, and strengthen primary care access, an extensive healthcare network offers primary health care in rural and urban areas. Rural healthcare networks include several “Health Houses” and a district health center. Health houses are the periphery and basic units of the 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 in 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 pursuit 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 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 healthcare 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 healthcare charity foundations 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 healthcare system, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS), as the main university of Fars province*, is in charge of medical education, healthcare provision in public facilities, and supervising private healthcare providers throughout its appointed regions in Fars province. It manages and supervises thirteen teaching hospitals, thirty-two non-teaching hospitals, seven public clinics, two health centers in Shiraz**, twenty-eight health networks***, fourteen private hospitals, and three charity hospitals, according to the discussed system.

 

* Fars province is located at the south west of Iran comprising thirty-seven counties. The healthcare system at this province is managed by five medical universities; that is, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Fasa University of Medical Sciences, Larestan University of Medical Sciences, and Gerash University of Medical Sciences. Each university is in charge of the healthcare system at its appointed counties.

** These health centers are responsible to supervise rural and urban comprehensive health services centers, health posts, and health houses in Shiraz.

*** SUMS Health Networks are located in twenty-eight cities in Fars province (each of these cities has one health network), and each supervises hospitals, urban and rural comprehensive health services centers, health posts, and health houses throughout the county where they are located.

 

 

SUMS Teaching Hospitals

 
Row No.

Hospital Name

Hospital Type

No. of 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

Hafez Hospital

  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Psychiatry
  •  Pediatrics
  • Rheumatology

166

Shiraz

9

Emtiyaz Hospital and Shahid Rajaee Surgery Emergency Center

Trauma

297

Shiraz

10

Shahid Chamran Hospital

Orthopedic and Neurology

300

Shiraz

11

Al-Zahra and Shahid Hejazi Hospital

  • Pediatric
  • Heart and Vascular Diseases
  • Teachin

161

Shiraz

12

Hazrate Zeinab Hospital

Obstetrics and gynecology

162

Shiraz

13

Amir-al-Moemenin Hospital

Burn care and treatment

62

Shiraz

 

SUMS Non-Teaching Hospitals in Shiraz

 

Row No.

Hospital Name

Hospital Type

No. of Beds

Location

1

Shooshtari Hospital

Maternity and Pediatrics

90

Shiraz

2 Ostad Moharary Neuropsychiatric Hospital

Psychiatric

500

Shiraz

 

SUMS Non-Teaching Hospitals in Different Counties of Fars Province

 

Row No.

Hospital Name Hospital Type No. of Beds  Location
1 Imam Hasan-e-Mojtaba Hospital General 450 Darab
2 Imam Khomeini Hospital General 300 Abadeh
3 Imam Khomeini Hospital General 140 Estahban
4 Valiasr Hospital General 196 Eghlid
5 Imam Hadi Hospital General 90 Farashband
6 Bee´sat Hospital General N/A Ashkanan
7 Imam Hossein Hospital General 146 Sepidan
8 Javad-al-Ae´meh Hospital General 70 Kherameh
9 Fatemeh-al-Zahra Hospital General 80 Mohr
10 Qa’em Hospital General 282 Firoozabad
11 Valiasr Hospital General 58 Arsanjan
12 Valiasr Hospital General 350 Kazeroon
13 Imam Ali Hospital General N/A Kazeroon
14 Valiasr Hospital General 180 Lamerd
15 Valiasr Hospital General 290 Mamasani
16 Shohada Hospital General 68 Sarvestan
17 Shohada Hospital General 200 Neyriz
18 Valiasr Hospital General N/A Sa´adatshahr
19 Imam Mosa Kazem Hospital General 100 Zarin Dasht
20 Imam Mohammad Bagher Hospital General 108 Ghir and Karzin
21 Valiasr Hospital General 80 Bavanat
22 Imam Hasan Askari Hospital General 50 Zarghan
23 Valiasr Hospital General 80 Khorambid
24 Imam Sajjad Hospital General 60 Khesht and Konar Takhteh
25 Ghamar Bani Hashem Hospital General 32 Beyza
26 Seyed-al-Shohada Hospital General 32 Ghaderabad
27 Kavar Hospital General N/A Kavar
28 SHahid Reza Zadeh Hospital General N/A Gha´emiyeh
29 Shahid Motahari Hospital General 560 Marvdasht
30 Sedighi Hospital General N/A Galehdar
 

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

7 Parvin Dalaki Clinic

Shiraz

 

SUMS Health Centers

 
Row No.

Health Centers

Location

1

Valfajr Health Center

Shiraz

2

Enghelab 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 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.

Hospital Name

Hospital Type

No. of 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

Hospital Type

No. of 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

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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