TEHRAN – The Iranian Red Crescent Society is seriously pursuing efforts to build 2 hospitals in the holy cities of Karbala and Najaf, according to the Fars News Agency.
Abolhassan Faghih, head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society, said Iraq has allocated the land for the purpose and Iran will construct the hospitals, provide medical equipment and medical team as well.
Faghih also said the IRCS has awarded 4 ambulances to the Iraqi Red Crescent Society which were to be handed over to Iraq on Wednesday.
Ahmad Yasin Abbas, the president of Iraqi Red Crescent Society, sought Iran’s help in providing medical services to millions of pilgrims who pour into Karbala to mark Shabaniyah festival (Ziyarah Ash-Shabaniyah).
Iran has also agreed to provide facilities for Iraqi pilgrims visiting the holy sites in Mashad and Qom. The Iraqi side also agreed to provide services to Iranian pilgrims who visit Kazemein during a ceremony marking the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Moussa Kazem (AS)