Iranians above-thirty will receive red, yellow, and orange cards and will be classified based on their immunity against non-communicable diseases.
As Webda reports, Deputy Minister of Health and Medical Education declared: “Screening Planning of the Iranians in regard with non-communicable diseases was approved by the National Supreme council of health and food safety and was communicated by the president.”
Dr. Ali Sayyari continued: “ Based on such classification, those recognized as healthy against non-contagious diseases would receive a green card, the ones on the verge of advance and hazardous factors would receive a red card, and the other two categories who are exposed to the infection would receive orange and yellow cards.”
He remarked: “The screening program has been currently and experimentally implemented in Isphahan, West and East Azerbaijan, and Kerman Provinces.”
Dr. Sayyari added: “In addition to non-contagious diseases, the Iranians would also be screened in terms of getting inflicted with colon cancer, breast cancer, and cervical cancer.”
According to Dr. Sayyari, screening program for those Iranians who are above 30 would last 5 years.
Dr. Sayyari, while emphasizing over the fact that non-contagious diseases are currently the main reasons of mortality, added: “Based on WHO recommendation, all countries should decrease the sudden deaths among their middle-aged (between 30 and 70) people by 25 percent by 2030.”
The Health Deputy of Ministry of Health, Treatment, and Medical Education remarked: “76 percent of the Iranians’ death are currently due to four non-communicable diseases including cardiovascular ones, cancer, diabetes, and serious respiratory problems which are caused by 8 behavioral and biological threatening factors.”
Dr. Sayyari mentioned smoking, unhealthy nutrition, laziness, drinking alcohol, and biological threatening factors such as sugar, fat, high blood pressure, fatness, and overweight as those threatening behavioral factors.