According to the news center of the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution, Dr. Saied Reza Ameli, secretary of the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution, stated on the sidelines of the meeting:A single article was approved in the headquarters of the comprehensive scientific plan of the country regarding the increase of the capacity of medical students as well as the increase of medical specialists.Opponents and supporters spoke on various aspects of the issue.The common denominator between the supporters and the opponents of the bill is that we are facing a shortage of general practitioners as well as a shortage of specialist doctors on a larger scale, and the distribution of doctors in the country is not fair.
Dr. Ameli referred to the figures of the report by the Comprehensive Scientific Map of the country and said: "This report indicates that the general physician is 12 physicians for every 10,000 people, and in Tehran this ratio is 35 and a half." In other cities with medical schools, the figure is 15. Also, in 50% of other cities in the country, the ratio of doctors to the population of ten thousand people is 3.8.
The professor of the University of Tehran, according to international standards, stated that the number of specialists is twice as much as a general practitioner and added: in the best case, the number of specialists is 4 and a half or 5 compared to 10 thousand people. In fact, in some medical fields in the cities, we have a severe shortage of specialist doctors. Of course, in a qualitative comparison, the quality of Iranian medicine is high and has the optimal capacity of Iranian medicine.
Dr. Ameli stated: "Today, Iran's population age pyramid shows that the ratio of the average population of old people in Iran is not high, but in the next 30 years, 20% of the population of Iran will be in old age.We are among the top countries in the world in terms of natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes,which also increase the need for a doctor.
The professor of the University of Tehran stated: In the first agenda of the meeting of the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution, the decision to increase the admission capacity of medical students was approved, which included a single article and a comment is provided in this single article.
According to this note, the Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education was obliged to formulate the requirements and executive criteria for increasing the number of physicians with the approach of justice and territorial planning.
And the Ministry of Health, a plan for balanced distribution of medical capacity with priority given to disadvantaged areas through incentive and commitment tools, development of medical education in medical higher education centers, quality development of medical education, full establishment of referral system and family physician and comprehensive staff development Humanities in the field of health, especially health care providers, health workers, midwives and nurses, prepare and submit a 2-month scientific map of the country for approval to the headquarters.
The secretary of the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution stated about the single article of the number of doctors in this meeting: 3000 general physicians should be increased annually and this 3000 thousand should continue for 5 years. If, according to this trend, we attract 3,000 new medical volunteers every year, after 11 years, we will reach a reasonable proportion of 22 general practitioners per 10,000 population, and we will also increase the number of specialist physicians by 1,500 per year.
Dr. Saeed Reza Ameli continued: In this meeting, it was decided that the number of increasing medical student capacity should be discussed once again in the headquarters of the comprehensive scientific map of the country, and the opinions of the Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education should be obtained again. A great cultural revolution will take place. Therefore, the principles and generalities of the single article were approved and it was decided to focus more on the number in the headquarters of the comprehensive scientific map of the country.Of course, in the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution, 10 days have been given to review the summary of the increase in the admission capacity of medical students, and in the next meeting of the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution, the final statistics on increasing the admission capacity of medical students will be announced.
He stressed that according to the review of the comprehensive scientific map of the country, the country's medicine is ready for this leap and said: In the past, I mean the years 63 and 64 that the capacity of the country's medical university was very low, we have witnessed this leap increase and now We have 68 faculties of medical sciences and the number of medical faculty members is 11,000 and also the educational boards have a good standard, it is possible to increase 3000 students for general practitioners and 1500 physicians for specialized fields. Of course, we definitely need a space for interaction with the medical community of the country to reach an acceptable conclusion.
The professor of Tehran University considered one of the important points as the readiness of the medical community to increase the medical capacity and specified: In this meeting, strengthening the support of the medical community was emphasized by the esteemed members of the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution. In this meeting, it was decided to perform a basic pathology in the field of treatment and medicine of the society, and based on this pathological report, appropriate and comprehensive ways will be proposed in the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution.
Dr. Ameli, in response to a journalist question about the budget bill of the Islamic Consultative Assembly, one of his problems is the budget for the implementation of resolutions. Has the Supreme Council intervened in this matter? He stated: As Dr. Mirkazemi, the head of the Program and Budget Organization, stated, the increase of the doctors is approved by the Program and Budget Organization and credit will be provided.
In the end, he emphasized that, considering that the priority of the esteemed government is to provide and ensure the existence of necessary and effective infrastructure for the health and treatment of the people, it is a good opportunity to reduce the problems of the health network. In fact, the esteemed chairman of the Supreme Council announced that if there were infrastructural problems such as lack of beds, laboratories and other facilities, it would be provided by increasing the enrollment of more medical students.