Iran to open Amir-al-Momenin Burn Center, largest in Middle East

Friday, April 24, 2015

An Iranian medical official announced on Wednesday that the largest burn center in the Middle East will be inaugurated later this year in Shiraz, south of Iran.

President of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences Mohammad Hadi Imaniyeh told the Tasnim News Agency that Amir-al-Momenin Burn Center, with an area of 28,000 square meters and a capacity of 1000 patients, will be launched in late August, adding that the center will be the largest of its kind in the Middle East region.

The project to construct the seven-floor sub-specialty hospital was started in 2005. It is under construction using funds from charities and the Health Ministry, he added.

Amir-al-Momenin Burn Center will include special rooms for patients with infectious and noninfectious diseases, ICU, reconstructive surgery, and plastic surgery as well as children and women's burn wards, Imanieh explained.

A burn center is a hospital specializing in the treatment of burns. These centers are often used for the treatment and recovery of patients with severe burns.