With participation of 500 volunteers and staff,
the Iraqi Red Crescent installs (25) break station and distributes a number of mobile detachments to provide health and medical services for visitors flocking to the holy city of Kadhumiya

In preparation for the visit of Imam Kadhum (peace be upon him) and in order to provide better health and medical services, the Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) / Baghdad branch has but a prior plan that included installing of more than 25 break station with participation of more than 500 volunteers and a staff so that to provide medical services and first aid to the visitors who coming on foot from various governorates of Iraq towards the Holy city of Kadhumiya, as this occasions witnessing the influx of millions of citizens.
IRCS distributed these stations on different roads that used by visitors starting from the main entrances of Baghdad to the end of the way near the Holy shrine of Imam Kadhum (peace be upon him), as the stations has distributed according to the following areas (Nahrawan station, the entrances of Baghdad, Wasit, Al-Rasheed Camp, Kahramanna Square, Wathbba Square, Beirut Square, Al-Mustanseriya, Damascus Cross, Bridge of Topchi district,  Baghdad International Fair Square, Adan Square, Nawab Street, Droazh’s door, Inside the Holy shrine of Imam Kadhum, Shulah district, Neda’a Square, Anttar Square, near the Kadhumiya hospital, Muhammad al-Qasim Street).
IRCS distributed a number of mobile detachments that equipped with first aid bags and stretchers used for transfer the cases of fatigue and exhaustion that may occurs as a result of high temperatures and walk for long distances. Adding to what has just mentioned, IRCS stations distribute different medicines, medical treatments, first aid services to the visitors and disseminating preventive concepts in order to reduce risk.
IRCS also distributes a number of ambulances equipped with medical and volunteers to transport patients to hospitals, while stations of IRCS distributes drinking water and juices, adding to allocate a number of tents and pavilions to be used as rest stations for visitors, then again IRCS distributes more than 50 mobile volunteers surrounding the Holy shrine of Imam Kadhum (peace be upon him) who are equipped with first aid bags and stretchers making tours in the streets of city as well as opening two clinics in the Holy shrine (one for men and another for women) which providing first aid treatment and transport patients out of the Holy shrine and handed them over to the ambulances in order to take them to the hospitals.


About Iraqi Red Crescent Society

An independent national humanitarian society that works to reduce the suffering and pain of people without discrimination during the peace and war , natural disasters and non-natural disasters , it is also considered one of the most activist societies in the international movement of Red Cross and Red Crescent. The work of the society depends on the principle of voluntary work which considered the base in IRCS work , that the voluntary service is embodied the fundamental principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent international movement which considered volunteers the basic block in the society work , that the voluntary relief doesn’t work for any interest or seek for any profit .

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