The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Iranian health ministry, and Tehran municipality signed an agreement for the construction of Iran’s first nuclear hospital here in the capital city.
In a ceremony held in Tehran’s Velayat Park, AEOI Chief Ali Akbar Salehi, Health Minister Seyed Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi, and Tehran’s Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the construction of the nuclear hospital.
The first nuclear hospital of Iran, which Salehi says will be the only one in West Asia, is scheduled to be constructed within 48 months.
During the ceremony, Salehi announced that some $250 million will be needed for equipping the hospital.
“The nuclear hospital will operate with research, diagnostic, and therapeutic plans,” Salehi noted.
He also expressed the hope that the hospital would be able to produce nuclear medicine and build new nuclear equipment.
The MoU was signed a couple of months after Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany – also known as the P5+1 or E3+3) on July 14 reached a conclusion on a 159-page nuclear agreement that would terminate all sanctions imposed on Tehran over its nuclear energy program after coming into force.
The agreement was officially adopted on October 18, and is going to take effect within the next two months.
Under the nuclear deal dubbed as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), all nuclear-related economic and financial sanctions against the Islamic Republic will be lifted.