Increasing insurance coverage and strengthen domestic production of rehabilitation equipment

In the presence with the Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare, the International Exhibition of Equipment and Services for the Rehabilitation of persons with disabilities was inaugurated this afternoon in Tehran.

Dr. Hojjatullah Abdolmaleki visited the exhibition to discuss the two main strategies of the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare to strengthen domestic production of rehabilitation equipment and increase insurance coverage for rehabilitation equipment, especially he called about consumer goods and said: "We are seriously pursuing the reduction of domestic production costs and the development of insurance coverage in the field of rehabilitation equipment." He pointed out that in the field of insurance, efforts are being made to increase the amount of insurance coverage for consumer goods, he stressed: in the welfare and social security organizations in this field, expert studies have been conducted.

The Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare considered the purchase of equipment a serious issue for people with disabilities and stated: In the 1401 government budget, we propose to provide a significant part of the cost of equipment. He added: "There are financial constraints in the government, but we are trying to increase the budget of the Welfare Organization to help both people with disabilities and the prosperity of production in this industry." Abdul Maleki considered the support of domestic producers as one of the effects of holding exhibitions such as the International Exhibition of Equipment and Rehabilitation Services for the Disabled and emphasized: Domestic producers can offer their products; however, a significant part of the rehabilitation equipment market is owned by importers and foreign products. He continued:"If domestic producers can offer their product well, they will capture a significant part of the market." The Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare stated: In this exhibition, high quality products are offered while many people are not aware of this issue. He called on the mass media to attend the fair and introduce domestic products that will help both domestic production and the community of people with disabilities. The Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare stated: "If production increases automatically, the cost will be reduced and cheaper products will be provided to the disabled." Noting that more than 1.7 million people in the country have disabilities, Abdul Maleki said: "We are trying to strengthen the welfare organization in the field of health and livelihood assistance through the annual budget and other resources that we can attract." do. On the sidelines of the ceremony, the Minister of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare spoke with local manufacturers of rehabilitation equipment.

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