TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Khatam al-Anbia Construction Base, a conglomerate belonging to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), plans to complete the unfinished hospital projects across Iran.
Speaking to reporters in the northern city of Rasht on Wednesday, Commander of Khatam al-Anbia Construction Base Saeid Mohammad said the base has devised plans to ease the shortage of hospital beds in Iran.
“The number of hospital beds in our country is much lower than the world average, and such a deficiency became clearer amid the coronavirus crisis,” the commander noted.
He added that the Khatam al-Anbia Construction Base has decided to undertake to complete the bulk of unfinished hospitals across the country.
The base has designed and embarked on many good projects in Iran, the commander said, adding that the conditions of Iranian hospitals in terms of number of beds will greatly improve within the next two to three years.
In April, President of Iran Hassan Rouhani praised the country’s Armed Force for the great assistance they have been providing for the medical society in the fight against the novel coronavirus epidemic.
In March, the IRGC formed the Coronavirus Fight Base to coordinate efforts in the battle with COVID-19 and arrange cooperation with the Health Ministry.
The IRGC has provided many makeshift and stationary medical centers for the coronavirus patients.