Ahmadinejad calls for reviving traditional medicine in Islamic world
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for investment on reviving traditional medicine to reduce dependence on imported medicine and equipment.
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Tuesday 03 March 2009 - 23:30
In a meeting of health ministers of member states of Organization of Islamic Conference ( OIC) here on Tuesday evening, Ahmadinejad said, “ I believe if we spend some of our investments for reviving traditional medicine, we will certainly reduce our dependence on imported medicine, equipment and ways of treatment.”
Referring to the materialism and liberalism as the main ideas of the west, he said that human happiness has been a pretext for big business in the west adding in today world diseases are spread so that medicines for their treatment can be sold.
Ahmadinejad noted that pharmaceutics in the world is in the Zionist monopoly and the nations wealth is being spent on treatment expenses.
By referring to the bright history of traditional medicine in Iran and Islamic world , President Ahmadinejad said that if Islamic countries exchange their experiences and possibilities, they would not need others.
Concerning Iran’s achievement in the field of medicine, President Ahmadinejad said, "We are ready to exchange our experiences with all Islamic countries."
Appreciating participants in the second meeting of health ministers of OIC member states in Tehran, the president expressed hope that health shortcomings can be uprooted in the society.
The second meeting of health ministers of the OIC member states inaugurated on Tuesday with a speech by First Vice-President Parviz Davoudi .
Health ministers from 30 countries as well as 20 foreign delegations are attending the meeting.