First Chemical Hazard Emergency Center

First Chemical Hazard Emergency CenterFirst Chemical Hazard Emergency Center

The country’s first emergency center for chemical hazards was inaugurated at Tehran’s Baqiyatallah Hospital near Vanak Square, on Sunday. The center was in the making since January 2014, and includes three phases of admission, paraclinic, and operation room, IRNA reported. “With 110 beds, the new center is practically a complete hospital and has all the necessary facilities to accommodate victims of chemical and nuclear hazards,” said Alireza Jalali, managing director of the hospital. He said 850 billion rials ($23 million) was spent on its construction, which was partly funded by the IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps), Iranian Civil Defense Organization (ICDO), and the hospital. Head of ICDO, Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali, and General Staff Intelligence and Operations Deputy at Iran’s Armed Forces Major-General Mohammad Baqeri, attended the event.