- Deputy Head of the regime’s Medical Council: About 6,000 health workers in Tehran were infected with Coronavirus and more than 150 of them died. The number of critically ill patients who need ICU has increased and we are facing a shortage of ICU beds in the country. The shortage of medical staff in the ICU is serious. Another problem is the delay in the payment of medical staff which has been delayed for months. (IRNA, Aug. 5)
- Head of the medical team of Khomeini Hospital in Tehran: If we have more gatherings, we will have an unprecedented slaughter. Gatherings must absolutely stop. (Javan daily, Aug. 5)
- Arak University of Medical Sciences: Six months after the outbreak, instead of reducing the number of high-risk cities is increasing, daily. We should be expecting terrifying days. (ISNA, Aug. 5)
- Mrs. Rajavi hailed the medical staff and said: If it were not for their sacrifice, the number of Coronavirus victims would have been even higher. Instead of fighting the disease, even in the midst of the Coronavirus catastrophe, the inhumane clerical regime, continues to squander the country’s wealth on nuclear and missile projects, warmongering and terrorism, and does not pay the meager salaries of nurses.
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/ MEK) announced on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, that the Coronavirus fatalities in 353 cities across Iran had exceeded 83,200. The number of victims in Khorasan Razavi is 6,203, Khuzestan 5,757, Mazandaran 3,881, Lorestan 3,375, Sistan and Baluchestan 2,581, West Azerbaijan 2,463, Fars 2,250, Golestan 2,242, Hamedan 2,149, Kurdistan 1,665, Hormozgan 1,040, Central Province 978, Bushehr 975, Ardabil 969, Yazd 920, Zanjan 780, Ilam 655, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 542, and South Khorasan 361.
Alireza Salimi, deputy Head of the regime’s Medical Council, told IRNA, today, “The pattern of patients with Coronavirus in hospitals has changed and the number of critically ill patients in need of ICU has increased, which is why we are facing a shortage of ICU beds in the country. We are having a difficult time deciding who to discharge and who to choose for ICU beds. One of the serious shortcomings is the shortage of manpower in the ICU. The medical staff are tired and worn out and fatigue lowers the body’s immune system and increases the risk of infection. Those who work in the ICU are three times more likely to get infected. After a 14-day period, those who become ill may have a negative test result, but it could take months before they return to normal (health) and are able to work. The fatigue in hospitals is a serious problem and requires the officials’ intervention.” Noting that eight anesthesiologists had died so far to Coronavirus, he added, “Another problem is the delay in paying the medical staff, whose salaries have been delayed for months.”
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), hailed the medical staff and nurses, adding: If it were not for their sacrifice, the number of Coronavirus victims would have been even higher. Instead of fighting the disease, even in the midst of the Coronavirus catastrophe, the inhuman clerical regime continues to squander the country’s wealth on nuclear and missile projects, warmongering and terrorism, and does not pay the meager salaries of nurses.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
August 5, 2020