Seyed Ali Mara’ashi, head of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Medical Center of Iranian
Red Crescent Society (IRCS), said they can sign up at the center’s website to be
dispatched to Iraq’s holy sites.
He said a total of 1,500 medical staff will be sent to Iraq for the pilgrimage.
The necessary coordination’s in this regard have been made with Iraqi officials, Mara’ashi added.
According to the official, preparations are also being made to supply the required medicines.
Arbaeen comes 40 days after Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shia Imam, Imam Hussein (AS).
Each year, a huge crowd of Shias flock to Karbala, where the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) is located, to perform mourning rites.
In the past few years, around 20 million pilgrims from all over the world took part in the mourning ceremonies in the Iraqi holy city marking Arbaeen.
Arbaeen falls on Tuesday, October 30, this year.