Free health care services for over 108,000 people in deprived areas

February 20, 2019

TEHRAN – The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has provided free health care services to 108,732 patients residing in underprivileged areas during the Iranian calendar month of Bahman (January 21-February 19), head of the Red Crescent volunteer organization has said.

Groups of volunteer health care providers have been dispatched to 471 underprivileged villages in 31 provinces of the country, IRNA quoted Mohammad Nasiri as saying on Monday.

He further explained that health groups consisting of 2,584 general practitioners, specialists, dentists, and surgeons provide financially struggling individuals with free educational, health, medical and dental services.

He also noted that arrangements have been made to establish a field hospital and supply medicines for most prevalent diseases in the region

Moreover, medical consumables and equipment including syringes, needles, sutures, and sealants worth of 8 billion rials (about $200,000) and some 10,534 medical equipment and devices have been sent to the areas for better services, he concluded.

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