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Iran Faces a Shortage of 150,000 Nurses as Health Workers Leave Country

Iran Faces a Shortage of 150,000 Nurses as Health Workers Leave Country

The head of Iran's Nursing Organization admitted on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, that Iran is facing a shortage of 150,000 nurses due to emigration of Iranian nurses.

The reason for nurses leaving the country, the official said, is low salaries in Iran, adding, "Everyday, emigration of nurses from Iran is increasing because Iranian nurses are welcomed in foreign countries."

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8-11 Million Iranians Suffer From Absolute Illiteracy

8-11 Million Iranians Suffer From Absolute Illiteracy

A senior official of the Iranian regime’s Ministry of Education says there are eight million illiterate people in the country, approximately 10 percent of the population.

Last April, the Iranian parliament’s research center had reported that nearly nine million Iranians suffer from "absolute illiteracy."

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Deputy Health Minister Acknowledges Iran’s Doctor Shortage

Deputy Health Minister Acknowledges Iran’s Doctor Shortage

Iran is suffering from a "serious shortage of physicians”, according to the Deputy Health Minister, as thousands of local doctors have emigrated.

Iraj Harirchi told the state-run Iran Students News Agency (ISNA): "For every 1,000 Iranians, there are only 1.6 general practitioners, dentists, and specialists, while the least ratio to meet the country's demands should be 2.5 doctors per 1,000 persons."

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Suicides in Iran's Fars Province Increase by 8%, Official Says

Suicides in Iran's Fars Province Increase by 8%, Official Says

By Hamideh Taati

The director general of the coroner's office of Fars Province, southern Iran, says that in the past year, 378 people died after committing suicide. He said that suicide statistics have increase 8% in this province in 2018 compared to the previous year. He also emphasized a decrease in the age of suicide victims in this province, and announced that of about 63 suicides cases during the first two months of the year, the youngest was a teenage schoolgirl.

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25,000 Iranian Children in Golestan Province Deprived of Education

25,000 Iranian Children in Golestan Province Deprived of Education

By Shamsi Saadati

According to the political-security deputy of the governor of Golestan province, northern Iran, 25,000 children in this province are deprived from receiving education, making Golestan the second-worst province in this regard.

“342 schools have been damaged and 35 others have been completely destroyed,” said Abdualreza Cheragali, the governorate official.

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