See Country Nigeria, 52 Others Depend On For Medical Tourism
Iran has said that Nigeria and 52 other countries depend on them for medical tourism.
The Iranian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mohammed Alibak made this known on Wednesday.
Alibak said that Nigeria and 52 other countries rely on Iran for medical treatment. He expressed with elation that this has boosted the country’s relationship with Nigeria and has made Iran a health tourism place.
Speaking in Abuja in commemoration of the 43rd Islamic revolution in the Middle East, he expressed delight at the global image lift, the health tourism has brought to the Islamic Republic.
The envoy noted that the country anticipated a more solid and profitable relationship with the people of Nigeria. He explained that this would boost the countries strength in mutual concerns and interests.
Alibak revealed the importance of the balanced and smart foreign policy of the Islamic Republic. He said that this is to boost its relationship with countries of the world.
“In the past year, we have witnessed the development of relations with the friendly country of Nigeria.
“In this regard, we can point to the multiplication of the volume of economic relations, exchange of economic delegations and conducting meetings and political consultations between the two countries at different levels.”
Medical Tourism and Super Powers
The envoy lamented the limitations of their relationship with other countries by some global ‘Super Powers’.
He said the imposition of economic sanctions aimed at ending the religious revolution in Iran is one of the limitations.
“The Islamic Revolution of Iran took place at a time when the world was divided between the materialist blocs of East and West and a few thought that an oppressed nation could break the framework and come up with a new plan.
“To reach here, the Iranian nation has paved a long way, full of obstacles and barriers, mostly manufactured and set up by those foreign powers who have been refusing to come along with and grasp the new realities of the new Iran.
“But the will and resilience of the great and proud nation of Iran was and is, stronger than their schemes. Despite all hardships and ups and downs, grassroots support remains the main source of the power of the Islamic Republic.
“In the field of health, we have been able to become a health tourism hub in the region from dependence on foreign doctors, and now people from 53 countries, including Nigeria, travel to Iran for treatment. We are also one of the few countries to produce the coronavirus vaccine.
Alibak revealed that the country ranked 21st in scientific and nuclear knowledge.
“In the field of science, we are ranked 21st in the world in terms of scientific articles; In terms of nuclear knowledge, we are in the top 5 developed countries in the world.
“In terms of the level of welfare, 100 per cent of urban people and 91 per cent of villagers have access to asphalt roads; Electricity and water distribution network are established in 99 per cent of villages; Also, 83 per cent of cities and 78 per cent of villages have been supplied with a gas network; Industrially, the share of industry in GDP has increased from 16 per cent to 40 per cent; Iran’s non-oil exports have increased from $54 million to $31 billion.”