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IRCS to Set up Field Hospital in Arafat, Mina
MECCA/TEHRAN, 3 August 2019 (IRCS) – Hajj Pilgrimage Medical Center of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) will set up field hospitals in Arafat and Mina to serve the Iranian pilgrims performing Hajj rituals in the holy areas.
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Furthermore, the pilgrims will be prevented from overheating by providing air-conditioned tents, said Dr, Mohammad Taghi Hollisaz, Head of the IRCS Hajj Pilgrimage Medical Center.
So far, two Iranian pilgrims, a 57-years-old man and a 56-years-old woman, have died during Hajj rituals because of cardiac arrest. Both of them suffered from heart diseases.
According to Hollisaz, ten surgical operations have been performed successfully for the Iranian pilgrims in Saudi hospitals. So far, more than 12,000 Iranian pilgrims have received over 160,000 various types of health and treatment services in the IRCS’ hospital in Mecca and several clinics in the hotels where the Iranian pilgrims reside in Mecca and Medina as well as Saudi hospitals.
Currently, 32 Iranian pilgrims in IRCS hospital in Mecca and 13 others in Saudi Arabia are hospitalized.
86,500 pilgrims from Iran have taken part in this year’s Hajj.