MEK Iran: Coronavirus Update
According to the Iranian opposition group The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), 410,800 people had died in Iran as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak as of September 7.
The number of victims across Iran
The number of victims in Tehran has reached 96,516, Khorasan Razavi 31,825, Isfahan 27,050, Khuzestan 25,251, Mazandaran 15,790, Fars 14,734, East Azerbaijan 14,688, West Azerbaijan 14,458, Gilan 14,215, Lorestan 14,055, Alborz 11,968, Qom 11,340, Kerman 10,707, Golestan 9,625, Kermanshah 7,168, Hormozgan 7,075, Yazd 7,003, Kurdistan 6,432, North Khorasan 5,324, Ardabil 5,150, Qazvin 4,519, Ilam 4,003, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad 3,014.
The shortage of medical staff as a severe problem
Hamid-Reza Azizi, the deputy head of the Nursing Organization, described the shortage of medical staff as a severe problem. He said, “Currently, the ratio of nurses compared to hospital beds in the country is at its worst, at about 0.8 per bed. This ratio has reached 0.5 in deprived cities such as Zahedan, etc., which is a catastrophe, Twenty-five patients are managed by a nurse, and this situation is not good at all. In Tehran, in some wards, 15 critically ill patients are being cared for by a single nurse, and this is a tragedy.”. (ISNA news agency, September 7, 2021)
20,000 COVID-9 outpatients referred to medical centers
The head of the National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce (NCCT) in Tehran Alireza Zali, said: “During the past 24 hours, 20,000 COVID-9 outpatients referred to medical centers, 1,900 were hospitalized, 226 in ICU,”. (ISNA news agency, September 7, 2021)
Sina Hospital in Tehran: “All ICU wards are full. Many critically ill COVID-19 patients are waiting in line. There is no manpower to create a new ICU ward. If people had been vaccinated in March, these many deaths could have been prevented.” (ISNA, September 7, 2021)
Qom University of Medical Sciences spokesperson said: “During the past month, 611 patients who tested positive for COVID-9 in the Province, lost their lives,”. (IRNA news agency, September 7, 2021)
Kerman University of Medical Sciences spokesperson said: “The number of critically ill patients in the Province is still high, and the number of deaths will remain high for some time,”. (ISNA, September 7, 2021)
Tabriz University of Medical Sciences spokesperson said: “There are 1,948 Coronavirus patients hospitalized in the Province, a record since the beginning of the outbreak,”. (ISNA, September 7, 2021)
Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences spokesperson said: “Currently there are more than 900 people hospitalized, which is unprecedented and concerning. If the fifth peak continues as is, we will face a shortage in beds and medicine more than ever before, and we will not be able to provide for such needs,”. (ISNA, September 7, 2021)
From the beginning, the Iranian resistance had stated that Khamenei is pursuing the policy of mass casualties in a bid to confront the uprisings that would lead to the regime’s downfall. Khamenei’s criminal order to ban the purchase of vaccines was issued in that context.
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