AEOI Chief: Iran exporting radio drugs to nations on 3 continents

TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi announced that the country is producing over 25 radio drugs and exporting them to a number of Asian, African and European countries.

“At present, we have more than 25 radio medicinal drugs and we export them to Egypt, Iraq and other nearby states as well as Germany,” Salehi told reporters on the sidelines of a forum in Tehran on Tuesday.

Elsewhere, he said that Iran and an Austrian company are taking the final steps to ink a contract to build a hospital for the patients who need diagnosis and treatment through receiving nuclear medicine in Tehran. “We will soon send a group of physicians and nurses to Austria to receive the necessary trainings before the hospital is built.”

Salehi said that the hospital would spark huge developments in diagnosis and treatment of different diseases, adding West Asia currently suffers from the lack of a such a medical center.

In February 2014, AEOI Spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said that “Iran will build a nuclear treatment center and the radio-medicines will be produced in the same center”.

The private sector will participate in the project, he underlined, adding that the center will be under the supervision of the AEOI.

The medicines help the diagnosis and treatment of intractable diseases, he said, adding that some 1 million people in Iran are under treatment with radio-medicines.

By Fars News Agency