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Deputy of Health Services Insurance of Iran Health Insurance Organization

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February 05, 2019

Iran Health insurance Organization provides services to foreigners as well as the other people

Iran Health insurance Organization provides services to foreigners as well as the other people

Deputy of Health Services Insurance of IHIO said: “provided services package to foreigners is the same with the services which used by the other insured of this organization in the country and there is no difference between these services.” Reportedly from IHINA, a joint meeting of representatives of Iran Health Insurance Organization, the Ministry of the Interior and Economic & Commercial Advisor of Chinese Embassy held on the use of refugees from health insurance services in Iran.

At this meeting, Dr. Morteza Adiyani, deputy of IHIO, pointed out that Islamic Republic of Iran was serious about the protection of health and medical services of the foreigners and IHIO covered more than 90,000 refugees that most of them were vulnerable or especial patients.

He added: “IHIO is seeking more support from foreigners and the provided services package to foreigners is the same with the services which used by the other insured of this organization in the country and there is no difference between these services. In addition, all outpatient and inpatient services to foreigners are completely provided.”

Dr. Adyani emphasized that foreigners could use more than 600 hospitals and 4,000 health & medical centers in the whole country and the necessary services in all dialysis centers. In this case, at first, foreigners were introduced through the Ministry of the Interior to use health services and their names were registered in health insurance organization, then they could get insurance book through the selected counter offices in the country. He noted that IHIO paid the cost of hospital services for refugees up to 90 percent and for outpatient services up to 70 percent, as did for all people. Of course, refugees who suffer from diseases such as dialysis, MS, chronic kidney disease, thalassemia and hemophilia could use health insurance services without paying franchise.

Deputy of Health Services Insurance of Iran Health Insurance Organization said: “Refugees’ access to health centers and clinics throughout the country is highly desirable. The premium for vulnerable and especial patients foreigners is paid by the High Commissioner for Refugees and the premium of ordinary foreigners is paid by the individuals themselves. Therefore, the premium is paid in accordance with the memorandum among IHIO, Ministry of the Interior and High Commissioner for Refugees.”

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