News ID: 319587
Published: 0337 GMT January 22, 2022

IRGC sets up field hospital in inundated SE Iran

IRGC sets up field hospital in inundated SE Iran

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force set up a mobile field hospital in Iran’s southeastern province of Kerman, where many families have been displaced by floods.

The IRGC spokesman General Ramezan Sharif added that a field hospital has been erected in the Roodbar region, south of Kerman Province, as local residents affected by the recent floods are in dire need of medical services, Tasnim News Agency reported.

The mobile medical center includes 13 vehicles and has operating rooms, a general ward, an emergency room, a laboratory, a medical imaging sector, and a pharmacy with a staff of 100, including 30 specialists, he said.

General Sharif also noted that the IRGC Ground Force has deployed engineering units and special machinery in the flood-hit areas of Kerman and Sistan and Baluchestan provinces (southeastern Iran) to reopen the roads and help people in rural regions.

On Friday, President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi visited Kerman’s flood-hit areas immediately after returning from his two-day trip to Russia, according to IRNA.

During the visit, Raeisi went to the affected areas and met the people.

He said that to effectively resolve the flooding issue, levees must be built.

Praising efforts by the provincial officials to reduce people’s problems and provide rescue and relief services during the recent floods, the president said he had been constantly informed about the latest conditions of the flood-stricken people during his Russia trip.

He stressed that in parallel with implementing short-term measures and providing aid to the victims of the natural disaster, long-term plans are also required to effectively respond to such incidents, saying constructing dikes in the city of Jiroft is among them.

Over the past few days, the southern and eastern parts of Kerman Province were hit by floods, suffering heavy losses.

Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi was in the province on Wednesday and Thursday to monitor the situation.




Resource: Tasnim
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