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Publish Date : 16 September 2019 - 17:19  ,  
News ID: 6155
TEHRAN(Basirat): Head of the Iranian Medical Center for Hajj and Pilgrimage said various types of medicines and medical equipment needed to provide medical services to Iranian pilgrims will be sent to Iraq for Arbaeen.

 

Mohammad Taqi Hellisaz said the equipment will include 40 ambulances and 8 ambulance buses.

He added that 1,700 medical staff, including 350 GPs and some 100 specialists, will also go to the Arab country during the Arbaeen season to provide medical services to the pilgrims, Irna reported.

The center’s services will be available on the roads leading to Karbala as well as in the city and other cities, including Najaf, Samarra, Kadhimiya and Kut.

Arbaeen, which is one of the largest religious gatherings in the world, 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 the Iraqi city of Karbala, where the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) is located, to perform mourning rites.

Arbaeen falls on October 19 this year.

Last year, some 2 million Iranians took part in the pilgrimage and this year the number is expected to surpass 3 million.

Source: IQNA

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