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300,000 Teams to Go Door to Door to Find Iranian People with Coronavirus: Minister

Issuing time:2020-04-14 22:31Source:Government of The Islamic Republic of Iran

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Saeid Namaki said for the first time in the world, health teams will go to people’s homes instead of waiting for patients to come to the clinics.


If this is properly managed, it can be said that there has been a major development in the country's healthcare to the extent that it could be a model for other countries who are struggling against coronavirus, he noted.


According to Namaki, Basij forces will also be used in this national plan. The Ministry of Health and Basij have previously collaborated on polio eradication and blood pressure control projects.
If coronavirus patients are diagnosed in the early stages of the disease, their treatment will be much better and faster, thus the mortality rate of the virus will be reduced, he added.


The health minister said these 300,000 teams are equipped with all diagnostic equipment. During this national campaign, every team will visit about 270 Iranians, which is quite reasonable. Medical universities across the country are to conduct this major national plan.