Medical Services at Iraq Border

Medical Services at Iraq BorderMedical Services at Iraq Border

Fixed and mobile medical services will be expanded at Iran’s border with Iraq as over one million Iranians have registered for pilgrimage to the holy city of Karbala to attend the Arba’een mourning ceremonies (Dec. 2). “The number of ambulance services available along the borders will increase by 150%. There will be one stationed at every 5-10 km where medical tents are also set up to provide outpatient services,” said Dr. Amin Saberinia, director general of Disaster and Emergency Management Center at the Health Ministry, Borna News Agency reported. The Iranian Red Crescent Society, the Social Security Organization, Armed Forces, and municipalities will also cooperate during the annual ritual. Arba’een is the 40th day of Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shia imam, Imam Hussein (AS).  It is one of the biggest religious congregations in the world attended by Shia Muslims from many countries.