Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Iran Health Minister Fired by Ahmadinejad

Iran Health Minister Fired by Ahmadinejad | Uskowi on Iran - اسکویی در باره ایران

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today fired his minister of health, Dr. Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi, the sole female member of the Cabinet. The minister was replaced by a temporary caretaker. Dr. Dastjerdi had criticized the authorities for not providing her ministry enough hard currency to import needed medicine. 

Last week her ministry in a statement said the Central Bank had not allocated a budget to import medicine, but provided hard currency for importing “pet food, horse saddles and dog collars.” Parliamentarians have also accused Ahmadinejad of underfunding medicine.

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