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Rouhani’s Deputy Minister of Health: 18 Million People Suffer from Mental Disorders in Iran

According to a February 22nd report by the IRGC affiliated Fars news agency, Ali Akbar Sayyari offered horrific statistics on Iran in the 76th meeting of presidents of university medical departments from all across the country.

He stated: “Of the 380,000 deaths in 2012, around 92,000 or 25% were related to heart attacks, 43,000 or 13% to brain caesuras, 31,000 or 7% to accidents and 30,000 or 7% were due to cancer.”

He added: “Regrettably, the most deaths relate to the age group of 15 to 49 years old.”

The Deputy Minister of Health of the regime announced: 24% of the country’s population or around 20 million are suffering from malnutrition, 10 million living in the city outskirts have no sanitation, and 21% or around 18 million of the population suffer from mental disorders caused by daily pressures.

These figures are terrifying enough and according to reports from inside Iran and as reported by the Iranian opposition, 50 million people in Iran are living under the poverty line and at least 4 million go to sleep hungry every night.