TEHRAN, July 12 (IRCS) _ Iranian Red Crescent is ready to render health care services to Iranian Hajj pilgrims by procuring over 50 tons of medicine and treatment facilities.
52 tons of medicine and medical devices have already been sent to Saudi Arabia by the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) to be used by Iranian pilgrims during this year’s pilgrimage.
The medical consignment, including 400 medicine items and 300 medical devices items was sent to Jeddah.
IRCS has also performed vaccination for the pilgrims before departure for Hajj. In addition, the Society has provided essential training for medical teams.
Addressing a gathering of IRCS’ medical teams to be dispatched to Saudi Arabia for the pilgrimage on Thursday, Prof. Ali Asghar Peyvandi, President of the Iranian Red Crescent, said: “According to IRCS statute, the National Society is tasked with rendering health and treatment services to the Iranian pilgrims during Hajj in the holy cities of Mecca and Medina and al- Atabat al- Aliyat (literally: the Holy Doorsteps, are holy shrines of Shi'a Imams in Iraq including Najaf, Karbala, Kadhimiya, and Samarra), so medical teams of the IRCS Hajj Medical Center always offer health services to the pilgrims.”
This year, in Medina, IRCS has provided 3 boarding clinics in 3 regions where the pilgrims have been resided, as well a medical office that is open 8 hours a day. In Mecca, 5 boarding clinics and 80 medical offices are ready to offer services to the Iranian pilgrims. Furthermore, arrangements have been made with Saudi hospitals in Mecca and Medina to admit Iranian pilgrims during Hajj.