408 fatalities, including six physicians
Mohammad Hossein Ghorbani, the Parliament’s Health Commission Deputy Chairman, appointed as the Health Minister’s representative in Gilan Province two days ago, sent a confidential report to Khamenei’s office in which he wrote that 408, including six physicians, had died in the Province because of virus infection.
He added that 1,860 hospitalized were, mostly critical condition.
In a secret report to Khamenei’s office this morning, Mohammad Hossein Ghorbani, the representative of the Minister of Health in Gilan Province, wrote that by Sunday, the death toll in Gilan had reached 408, including six doctors. #coronavirus #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/3vXq18fJVS
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In another report, Ghorbani, informed Saeed Namaki, the Health Minister, that the condition in Gilan was extremely critical and that if major aid does not arrive from the Ministry, the situation would get out of control. Medical staff and nurses are exhausted due to work stress and lack of facilities. Some can no longer continue working. They have been in the hospital for many days and unable to see their families, he wrote.
This morning, the state-run daily, “Hamshahri”, quoted him as saying, “The situation in Gilan is not good, and the measures in the Province and by the Health Ministry are inadequate to the point of being terrifying”. He acknowledged that the figures about the Coronavirus victims are announced based on a certain protocol controlled by ‘Coronavirus Combat and Prevention Headquarters’.
Based on the IRGC-affiliated daily Javan, he told a press conference in Rasht, that the number of Corona victims in Gilan stood at 200 dead. This is while an hour before the regime’s Deputy Health Minister had put the death toll at 194. Eyewitnesses in Gilan report of no crisis management and a state of chaos.
IRGC Brig. Gen. Mohammad Abdullah Pour, Commander of the IRGC and Basij forces in the Coronavirus Headquarters in Gilan oversees measures to counter the people’s protests and uprisings, including the revelation of the actual number of victims.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), extended her condolences to the grieving families in Gilan, and urged the brave youth to assist and care for those infected. She called on them to help save the lives of their compatriots, while taking the necessary health precautions. The mullahs’ regime, which itself is the main cause of the disastrous outbreak, lacks competence and ability to manage the crisis and help the people of Gilan and the entire nation, she said.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
March 8, 2020