TEHRAN - 10,000 physicians, in cooperation with the Red Crescent, voluntarily provided medical services to the locals in the deprived and remote regions of Iran during the 10-day dawn (February 1-11), Red Crescent volunteers chief Farahnaz Rafe said on Saturday.
The 10-day dawn marks the anniversary of the Islamic revolution in 1979.
During this time over 280 humanitarian ‘health convoys’ were sent to the slum areas and over 50,000 people received medical assistance, the Persian services of the Mehr News Agency quoted Rafe’ as saying.
She said medical needs of each region are different from the other.
For instance, she added, renal, respiratory and eye diseases are widespread in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan and specialists in these fields were dispatched to that area.
Rafe’ asked media people to attract participation of more people in the humanitarian act by extensively covering the issue in hand.
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