Iran to establish tele-surgery center in Indonesia

2023-12-31 12:32:10
Iran to establish tele-surgery center in Indonesia

The second Iran-Indonesia robotic tele-surgery center is scheduled to be set up in Makassar city, eastern Indonesia, an Iranian official announced.

In a virtual meeting, Iran’s Vice-President for Science, Technology and Knowledge-Based Economy Rouhollah Dehghani Firouzabadi and Indonesian Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin agreed upon the establishment of the second Iran-Indonesia robotic tele-surgery center at a hospital in Makassar.

Iran’s Vice-Presidency for Science and Technology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Sina Robotics and Medical Innovators Company, as well as the Ministry of Health of Indonesia, Hasanuddin University, and Indofarma Company will contribute to the tele-surgery project, the Iranian official noted.

Dehghani Firouzabadi expressed his gratitude to the Indonesian minister and his entourages in the virtual meeting.

He also referred to a visit by Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to Indonesia, where he was welcomed by his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo, adding that the two sides expressed satisfaction with successful progress of the first robotic surgery between the two Indonesian cities of Bandung and Jakarta at a distance of 500 kilometers.

According to the vice president, the Indonesian health minister proposed extension of the process from west to east across the Indonesian archipelago from the city of Medan to Makassar at a distance of 3500 kilometers.

(Source: Agencies)

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