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News ID: 48
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 11:06 - 16 February 2013
Tehran, YJC. Dean of Medical Sciences of the University of Tehran has called Farabi Hospital Iran's ophthalmological center of excellence and said that since 2010 eighty essays in ophthalmology from Farabi Hospital were published in ISI journals.
Speaking in the sidelines of the ceremony for 600 simultaneous operations at Farabi Hostpital, Mohammadreza Masouri provided comments that the Medical Sciences College of the University of Tehran does not usually hold budgets for hospital equipments and added "Hospitals fund their equipments from their revenues and there are only some fields such as the infectious diseases and psychology with no revenue that receive credit.

Dean of Medical Sciences of the University of Tehran considered 600 simultaneous operations in one day as the result of careful planning and added "We tapped into professors and adept individuals for the operations and no special procedure was used."

Criticizing insurance companies, he stated "Right now insurance companies owe 150 billion Rls [nearly $6 million] to Farabi Hospital and we expect that when the debs are paid equipments for the hospital are renewed.

Mansouri provided comments on the status of Farabi Hospital in treating ophthalmological diseases and said "Farabi Hospital enjoys research and new treatments to be a center of excellence not only in the country, but also to hold a desirable position in the Middle East."

He considered the growth in publications as an indication of the status of research centers and said "Formerly barely an essay in ophthalmology was published in foreign journals, but since 2010 there have been 80 essays only from Farabi Hospital published in ISI journals."

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