EghtesadOnline: As of the fiscal 2016-17, there were one hospital per 83,780 and one hospital bed per 508 residents in Iran.
According to the Statistical Center of Iran, the country has a total of 954 hospitals and each hospital had an average of 165 beds.
Alborz Province had the highest ratio of population to hospital with one hospital per 159,553 residents and Ilam had the lowest ratio with one hospital per 52,742 residents. Semnan Province had the lowest ratio of population to bed with one bed per 340 residents and Alborz had the highest population to bed ratio with one bed per 1,040 residents.
All hospitals in Bushehr, Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari, South Khorasan, North Khorasan, Semnan and Sistan-Baluchestan were state-owned, whereas of all hospitals in Tehran, about 42% were privately owned. SCI also reported that the number of pharmacies nationwide grew by 49% in the year under review to reach 10,937 compared with 10 years before: there was one pharmacy per 7,308 Iranians in 2016-17 compared with one per 9,581 in 2006-7, Financial Tribune reported.
Sistan-Baluchestan Province had the lowest ratio of pharmacies to population with one pharmacy per 16,518 residents and Ilam had the highest ratio with one pharmacy per 4,795 residents. In 2016-17, 24-hour pharmacies accounted for 12% of all the pharmacies and government-owned pharmacies constituted 9% of all pharmacies in the country. Only 1% of pharmacies in Gilan and Hamedan were government-owned—the lowest among all provinces. Ilam had the lion’s share of government-run pharmacies in the country (54%).