Friday , 30 July 2021

Health and Hygiene

Tehran: Army Beds Repurposed as Hospitalized Covid-19 Patients Reach 10,000

Iranwire – Ten thousand hospital beds in the Iranian capital are now occupied by patients with severe Covid-19 after a surge in cases prompted by to the Delta variant, the deputy director for Tehran’s Coronavirus Taskforce has said. Nader Tavakoli told IRNA on Tuesday that hospital beds earmarked for the armed forces and social security recipients would be co-opted for use by …

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Iran reports record high of over 30,000 new COVID-19 cases: Health ministry

Al-Arabia – Iran’s daily Covid caseload crossed the 30,000 mark for the first time on Monday, its health ministry said, less than a week after the country recorded a daily infection record. For more coronavirus news, visit our dedicated page. In the past 24 hours, the Islamic republic registered a record 31,814 new infections to bring its total number of positive …

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Wounded Iranian Protesters Avoiding Hospital for Fear of Arrest

Iranwire – In the past week at least 350 people have been detained in seven Iranian cities during the mass protests sparked by the chronic water crisis in Khuzestan, according to a UK-based human rights activist.   London-based researcher Karim Dahimi told IranWire that the number of detentions seems to have been especially high in the Khuzestani cities of Ramshir, …

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Tehran begins another round of coronavirus lockdowns

Al-Monitor – Tehran announced a week of new restrictions as coronavirus cases in the country continue to climb. According to Health Ministry officials, in the last 24 hours over 27,000 individuals have contracted COVID-19, leading to over 2,000 hospitalizations. Also in the last 24 hours, there were 213 deaths from the virus, which brings the total number of COVID-19 deaths to over …

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Death toll from Iran protests rises to three, say activists

Al-Arabia – The death toll from street protests over water shortages in Iran’s oil-rich southwest rose to three, activists said on Saturday, as demonstrations continued for a third consecutive night. The protests began late on Thursday in multiple cities in Khuzestan province, including its capital, Ahwaz, and continued for a third consecutive night on Saturday. For the latest headlines, follow …

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A Quarter of Iranians Believe They Will ‘Never’ be Vaccinated Against Covid-19

Iranwire – More than a week has passed since Iranian health officials declared a “fifth wave” of coronavirus infections was under way in the country. In seven days, the number of Iranian cities on “red alert” for high levels of transmission has jumped from 120 to 169. On Thursday, July 15, the officially-recorded number of coronavirus fatalities in a 24-hour period passed …

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Iran denies medical care to political prisoners with serious conditions

Iran-HRM – Political prisoners Afshin Baymani and Abolghasem Fouladvand have been denied access to medical treatment in Rajai Shahr Prison.Iranian prison authorities have denied the two prisoners access to adequate medical treatment and transfer to a hospital. Abolghasem Fouladvand was taken to Madani Hospital on Saturday night due to his deteriorating condition and showing symptoms of a heart attack. But …

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Patients die amid Iran’s blackouts while officials deny the truth

Iran-HRM – Iranians have been reporting daily, prolonged, and unannounced power cuts since early May, leading to widespread difficulties. Patients are particularly at risk without life-saving medical devices during Iran blackouts; Both patients who are hospitalized at home and need medical devices connected to electricity, and patients who are hospitalized. Iranian officials said the blackouts will continue for at least …

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Regime official slams doctor for criticizing power outages in Iran’s hospitals

Iran-HRM – A top aide to Iran’s supreme leader threatened an ICU specialist after he criticized the regimes Health Minister power outages in hospitals. After Dr. Mohammad Reza Hashemian criticized the regime’s Health Minister for power outages in hospitals, and demanded the minister to be tried, Ali Akbar Velayati warned him: “If you repeat such positions, I will have to take …

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Delta variant spreads in Iran with the regime’s mismanagement

Iran-HRM – Delta variant spreads in Iran with the regime’s mismanagement While Covid-19 has killed more than 235,000 people across Iran, the country has been hit by the fifth wave of the virus due to an outbreak of the Delta variant. Delta, now present in at least 85 countries, is the most contagious of any Covid-19 variant yet identified. Iran’s …

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