1109 GMT January 15, 2019
Reza Malekzadeh, who was addressing a local ceremony at a health center in northern Tehran, further said that in the first six months of 2018 the country also made great scientific achievements, IRNA reported.
He said that in 2018, Iran has overtaken Turkey in the field of science production to rank 15th among the world's 20 major science producers.
He said that the number of Iranian scientists in the top one percent of world scientists in medical sciences now has reached 50 individuals against the original eight medical scientists.
In recent years, 1,100 knowledge-based companies in the health field have been created in Iran’s health sector, he pointed out, adding that they have demonstrated high level of performances.