MEK Iran: Hospitals Overflow as Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 60,400
More than 60,400 people in 339 cities in all 31 provinces in Iran have died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, according to a June 23 report from the (PMOI / MEK Iran). The regime’s Health Ministry confirmed 121 new coronavirus deaths on Tuesday, marking the highest official daily death count in 74 days. The MEK recorded 400 new deaths over the same period of time. Provinces around the country are reporting severe shortages of hospital beds and medical supplies.
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) June 23, 2020
The number of coronavirus patients who have been admitted to Baghiatollah Hospital in Tehran over the past 30 days is three times the number of coronavirus admissions from the previous 30 days. More than 200 hospital employees have contracted coronavirus, and three have died.
As many as 85 coronavirus patients a day are admitted to two hospitals in Shushtar, Khuzestan Province. The city’s only infectious diseases specialist, as well as numerous healthcare workers, have been infected with the virus, rendering them unable to care for the surge of new patients. The Medical Sciences University in Shushtar lacks basic laboratory supplies necessary to perform coronavirus tests, but the Health Ministry has so far refused requests for funding.
This week the Dean of the Medical Sciences University in Golestan Province warned, “The number of incoming coronavirus patients is twice the number of discharged patients. The capacity of hospitals is limited. If the conditions of the disease continue as is, we’ll be facing problems from next week,” according to the state-run Hamshahri daily.
Hamshahri also quoted the prosecutor in Gonbad-e-Kavus, who said, “The hospitals are filling and every day, the situation becomes more dangerous.”
On Monday, the Dean of the Medical Sciences University in Fars Province warned that the increasing number of hospitalized coronavirus patients has filled every available bed. “In the special care units, there are 30 COVID-19-positive patients,” he added, according to the Tasnim news agency.
The Dean of the Medical Sciences University in Fasa said, “There’s a coronavirus outbreak in Fasa. In one day, we witnessed 69 positive COVID-19 tests… We’re not in a good situation and there are concerns that the patients needing special care will outnumber our medical staff, according to Tasnim.
The state-run ISNA reported that a member of Majlis (the regime’s Parliament) representing the city of Bandar Abbas, Hormozgan Province recommended a two-week shutdown of government offices, along with a city-wide quarantine. “One of the preexisting problems of the province is the shortage of medical equipment and facilities,” he said in his comments.”
On Tuesday, the President of Borujerd Hospital in Lorestan Province expressed his frustration with the crisis facing his hospital. “Forty people on the hospital’s medical staff have contracted coronavirus. The hospital is faced with a shortage of equipment, human resources, financial resources, and medication… Our colleagues are really exhausted, there’s a shortage of service, support, and security workers, which is causing problems in the treatment of patients,” he said, according to the state-run IRNA.
The Governor of Ilam Province issued a public warning in a statement quoted by the Faratak news website. “Today, we’re dealing with an unprecedented record in the spread of the disease in the province. We’ve had an emergency meeting and I’m declaring the danger from right here,” he said.
Conditions in Kurdistan are deteriorating rapidly. The Dean of the Medical Sciences University in Kurdistan was quoted by the state-run Mehr news agency this week as saying, “The pace of the spread of the virus in Kurdistan continues to grow. In the past 24 hours alone, 255 new coronavirus cases were identified in the entire province.”
Iran: Coronavirus Fatalities in 339 Cities Exceed 60,400
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, that the #Coronavirus death toll in 339 cities across #Iran is more than 60,400. #COVID__19 https://t.co/mu0EgTupxc
— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) June 23, 2020
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi is the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s (NCRI): The number of Coronavirus victims exceeds 60,000 in Iran. The increasing number of victims is amazingly high and this is a direct consequence of the criminal policies of Supreme leader Ali Khamenei and Rouhani which contradicts the regime’s own ministries and medical experts and officials.