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IRCS, HOROSH to open Medical Centers in Iraq

TEHRAN, 1 July 2019 (IRCS) – Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) and Reconstruction Organization of Holy Shrines in Iraq (HOROSH) will establish three medical centers in the Iraqi cities of Karbala, Kadhimiya and Samarra, to serve the Iranian pilgrims.

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IRCS, HOROSH to open Medical Centers in Iraq

IRCS President Ali Asghar Peyvandi in a visit to Iraq met Hassan Polarak, chief of HOROSH, discussing the establishment of the medical centers in Karbala, Kadhimiya and Samarra to serve Iranian pilgrims, particularly during Arbaeen processions, marking forty days after the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hossein (AS).


They also reviewed the building of an 11-story clinic next to Hazrat Abalfazl al-Abbas shrine in Karbala in 18 months. At least two floors of the clinic will be completed until this year’s Arbaeen to serve the pilgrims.

IRCS president also met with Sheikh Abdul Mahdi al-Karbalai, the custodian of Imam Hossein (AS) holy shrine.

Prof. Peyvandi expressed optimism that IRCS Hajj Pilgrimage Medical Center would render more services to the pilgrims in this year’s Arbaeen.

Appreciating Iranian Red Crescent services to the pilgrims, particularly in Arbaeen, Sheikh Abdul Mahdi welcomed the upcoming cooperation.

Furthermore, Prof. Peyvandi met and talked with Dr, Yasin Al-Mamouri, President of the Iraqi Red Crescent, discussing the closer cooperation between the two National Societies in Arbaeen processions. The two sides also highlighted health tourism and launching a joint clinic in Najaf.