Iran deploys medical convoy to Iraq

Date:15/09/1393
Iran on Friday dispatched a large convoy of medical staff to Iraq to provide services to the pilgrims who travel to the holy city of Karbala on Arbaeen, the 40th day after the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (Peace be upon him).
Iran on Friday dispatched a large convoy of medical staff to Iraq to provide services to the pilgrims who travel to the holy city of Karbala on Arbaeen, the 40th day after the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (Peace be upon him).
 
According to Tasnim news agency, the convoy, consisting 25 vehicles, offers medical services to the pilgrims that travel the 80-kilometer route between Iraqi holy cities of Najaf and Karbala on foot.
Head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society Relief and Rescue Organization, Pirhossein Koulivand said that Iranian medical teams will be stationed every 5 kilometers in the road, which is expected to swarm with hiking pilgrims.
The Arbaeen ceremony, one of the largest religious gatherings in the world, falls on December 13 this year.
Millions of Shiite Muslims will flock into the holy city of Karbala to mark the 40th day after the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (Peace be upon him) the 3rd infallible successor of Prophet Mohammad (Blessings of God upon him and his progeny).