Tehran (IP) – Iran's Army Chief Commander says the body is ready to help the Health Ministry to fight against COVID-19, with all its abilities.

Iran PressIran News: In response to Iran Press on the sidelines of the meeting to curb the pandemic at the Health Ministry, Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi stated that since the beginning of the outbreak, quarantining patients, controlling commute between cities, disinfecting roads, equipping the Army's hospitals, and the construction of field hospitals are among measures taken by the Army.

"In the provinces and cities, the Army has offered its service to the medical staff to vaccinate people," he noted.

"Permanent respiratory hospitals have been established for acute respiratory patients in Zabol, Zahedan, Isfahan, Kermanshah, Qom, Gilan, and if needed, the Army will establish hospitals quickly," he added.

"The Army will establish a vaccination center in Tehran soon," the commander highlighted.

In 2019, as the coronavirus first spread in the country, the Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran, together with the Ministry of Health, managed to combat the outbreak and provided the Health Ministry with any assistance needed.

A meeting on how to curb the COVID-19 was held at the Health Ministry on Monday with the Deputy Chief of the Army for Coordination Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, commander of the Iranian Army's Ground Force Kiumars Heydari, Commander of the Army's Air Force Brigadier General Amir Nasirzadeh, and Iran's Health Minister Bahram Einollahi in attendance.


Reported by Raufi