MEK: Iran’s Health Crisis Wreaking
Iran’s Covid-19 fatality rates are fast-rising
Iran’s Covid-19 fatality rates are fast-rising, and the pandemic has had a massive impact on the Iranian people’s lives, not only economically but also mentally. They used facts and observations from some of the state-run newspapers in addition to their own debate.
According to a report released recently by the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor, and Social Welfare, family health and other living expenditures climbed in August, raising the inflation rate.
Impoverished families have lost their earners
According to the Jahan-e Sanat daily, “this is the first time that the cost of treatment, as well as the cost of rent and transportation, has increased so dramatically.” They highlighted in their paper that from the onset of the Covid-19 outbreak, health insurance companies have only covered a fraction of the treatment costs in Iranian hospitals, forcing consumers to spend up to 40% of the expenditures out of pocket.
In the meantime, many impoverished families have lost their earners.
51,000 children have lost both parents
According to the Deputy Minister of Social Welfare, a child is orphaned every 12 seconds around the world as a result of the pandemic, and 51,000 children have lost both parents to Covid-19 in Iran alone in the last year.
Mostafa Eghlima, a sociological analyst, claims that the true number is larger than the official ones. “Probably 30,000 women went to welfare as household heads, and the same 30,000 women have at least one or two children,” he stated.
Worryingly, Iran’s suicide rate
Worryingly, Iran’s suicide rate has been steadily increasing year after year. According to figures provided by a member of the Scientific Society for Suicide Prevention in Iran, the average rate is around 7.02 percent per 100,000 individuals, while some districts in the country have rates ranging from 10 to 20%.
As per reports from Iran, the suicide rate has risen as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing poverty. The suicide rate among Iranian nurses and medical workers is gradually increasing, and more disgruntled health professionals are expressing their intention to kill themselves.
Frustration among Iranian doctors and nurses
Despite all of the hard work that Iranian doctors have put in over the last year, the dictatorship has refused to raise their salaries, and some of their wages have been delayed for months. Imports of vaccines, as well as imports of vital pharmaceuticals and specialty equipment, are causing frustration among Iranian doctors and nurses. The pandemic, however, is spreading devastation across the country.
“38 percent of nurses suffer from moderate to severe depression, and 37.5 percent have considered or were ready to commit suicide,” said Fariborz Dortaj, a member of the Central Council of the Iranian Psychological System Organization.
The regime’s corruption and misguided economic policies
The Covid-19 pandemic, combined with the regime’s corruption and misguided economic policies, has wreaked havoc on people’s finances.
The data ratio between a worker’s minimum salary and the average cost of a household was approximately 37.9% in late 2019, during the early stages of the coronavirus outbreak, according to Etemad daily, but it has since dropped to 35.3 percent less than two years later.
This disaster could have been avoided if the regime, led by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, had utilized his financial clout to aid Iranians and medical experts, or at the very least permitted vaccines to enter the country.
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