Beirut, Sept 12, IRNA-Head of Iran's Red Crescent Organization (RCO) Abdol-Ra'ouf Adibzadeh told IRNA in Beirut on Monday that the Iranian RCO has so far constructed and established several hospitals and emergency wards in Lebanon.
He referred to the emergency wards established by our country in Lebanese villages At-Tayyebah, Al-Khiyam, Ait Ash-Sha'b, and Bait Leef, a field hospital equipped with an operating room, radiology equipment, rooms for hospitalizing patients, and an emergency section with twenty beds at south-most Lebanese city, Bint-Jubail, as well as a unique, finely equipped four storey hospital in Nabtiyyah, called the Sheikh Raqeb Harb Hospital.
Adibzadeh added, "Also in a bid to distribute medicines and food stuff among the war victims in need Iran has erected seven tents, each of which is 240 meters long, two in Nabtiyyah, one in Bint-Jubail, one in Ba'albak, and one in the parking lot of the IRI Embassy in Beirut, while we have delivered two more such tents to an Islamic medical charity fund, called Al-Hay'at us-Sehhat ul-Islamiyyah.
He reiterated, "The Iranian Red Crescent Organization's medical contributions to Lebanon used to be distributed through Sheikh Raqeb Harb Hospital before the outbreak of the recent Israeli imposed war, but after that war we found out about the immediate needs of the war victims, prepared emergency lists, prepared the items and forwarded them to Syria."
Adibzadeh added, "Yet, the Zionist regime forces were not allowing the passage of any truck containing aides from Syria to Lebanon, shooting at them, that was a serious problem."
He said, "On the 2nd and 3rd days of the war, we adopted a new strategy, and that was acquiring the required items from the Sunni residing Saida City in Lebanon, where normal life was going on, and forwarding them to the war torn Shi'a residing cities of Sour and Nabatiyyah, as well as the villages in the region, which fortunately bore fine results."
The Iranian Red Crescent official said that Iran had thus delivered 18,000 packages inclusive of tea, powered milk, dried bread, canned food, and emergency medical care items to the war victims during the course of the tough days of the recent war.
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