Development of Guidelines for “Improving the Resilience of New Hospitals” in cooperation Between UN-Habitat, MHME and MRUD
Guidelines for “Improving the resilience of New Hospitals” has been developed in a cooperation between UN-Habitat, the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, and the Ministry of Roads and Urban Development of IR. Iran.
Director General of the Office of Physical Resources of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education in an interview with Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) announced that the special hospital design Guidelines entitled “Improving the Resilience of New Hospitals” has been developed with the cooperation of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme office in Iran. The document is in the final stage before notification.”
Supported by the Government of Japan as the donor, the first and second phases of the BEHTAB project have aimed to enhance the resilience of healthcare facilities in IR Iran. The projects have several components, including capacity development in technical resources. The document is one of the several outputs of the project, which has been developed, reviewed, modified, and technically approved during the project in a cooperation between UN-Habitat, MOHME, and MRUD.
In the Guidelines, the design of resilient hospitals against multiple hazards, including earthquakes, floods, and fire has been considered. In addition, taking the lessons learned from recent natural hazards in the country, the design approaches have been upgraded in line with the current national and international technical and scientific achievements.