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News number: 8806151279

17:49 | 2009-09-06

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Iran to Open Highly Specialized Hospital in Tajikistan Today

TEHRAN (FNA)- Tajikistan's capital, Dushanbe, is scheduled to witness today the inauguration of a highly equipped medical center for heart surgery and cardiac diseases built and run by the Iranian private sector.



The hospital which will be run by the most skillful Iranian physicians and nurses is unique in Central Asia.

The preparation and equipment of Abu Ali Sina (Avicenna) hospital in Dushanbe, built through investment of the Iranian private sector, have already been done and the hospital is slated to witness a special ceremony tonight to mark the launch of its operation.

Tajikistan's high ranking officials as well as Iranian officials in the country are due to attend the ceremony.

Iranian Ambassador to Dushanbe Ali Asqar Sherdoust and Tajikistan's Health Minister Nusratullo Salimov as well as head of the investors' group Dr. Salamat visited the different parts of the hospital today.

During the visit, the Iranian ambassador highlighted growing ties between Iran and Tajikistan in health and treatment field, saying that about 20 Tajik patients travel to Iran each week to receive medical treatment.

Thus far, over $10 million has been spent by the foreign private investors, including Iranians, to construct the building and purchase the most modern equipments for diagnosis, testing, treatment and surgery as well as Cardiac Care Unit (CCU), the envoy added.

Sherdoust also said the hospital was built in 18 months, and added that such a short time for constructing and equipping a specialized hospital sets a new record.