Friday , 16 April 2021

Health and Hygiene

Iran Signs Deal To Buy 60 Million Sputnik Vaccine Doses From Russia

RFL/RE – Iran’s ambassador to Moscow says Tehran has signed a contract with Russia to purchase 60 million doses of the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine. Kazem Jalali told the state-run IRNA news agency on April 15 that the deal with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which is responsible for marketing the vaccine abroad, would provide enough shots to fully vaccinate …

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Official Report Lays Bare Endemic Corruption in Iran’s Medical Sector

Iranwire – For years now, the results of corruption in the Iranian drug market have been linked by officials to sanctions whenever they come up. Since the outbreak of coronavirus in Iran these debates have become even more heated than before. At the top tier, sprawling parastatal holdings companies such as the Barakat Foundation occupy a central position in the …

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Bitter blame game in Iran amid coronavirus ‘explosion’

Al-Monitor – Furious calls are growing louder in Iran against the pandemic mismanagement after the country’s infection rates tripled in a matter of two days. According to official statistics April 8, all provincial capitals and over three-fourths of the country were mapped as red zones. The number of daily cases hit a record new high of 22,586, pushing beyond 2 million the …

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MENA: COVID-19 amplified inequalities and was used to further ramp up repression

Amnesty – The global pandemic has exposed the terrible legacy of deliberately divisive and destructive policies that have perpetuated inequality, discrimination and oppression and paved the way for the devastation wrought by COVID-19 globally and within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Amnesty International said in its annual report published today. Amnesty International Report 2020/21: The State of the …

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Iranian political prisoner Farhad Salmanpour denied medical care

Iran-HRM – Political prisoner Farhad Salmanpour Zahir has been denied medical treatment despite suffering from medical conditions. Farhad Salmanpour who suffered severe injuries to his spine as a result of torture and beatings in prison, as well as harassment of ordinary inmates, barely can walk and urgently needs medical treatment. He also suffers from a lung infection and is suspected …

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The Baha’i Doctor Tortured and Killed after Eradicating Malaria in Hamedan

Iranwire – Health workers are the front line in our defense against the coronavirus pandemic – including hundreds of Iranian Baha’i doctors and nurses. But they are not in Iran; instead, they live in countries around the world, treating their patients, where they are admired and praised by the people and governments of the countries where they live. The one country …

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