Mar 25, 2020 09:34 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Mar 25, 2020 12:17 Asia/Tehran]
  • Help that does not meet current needs will not be operational; Health Ministry spox

Tehran (IP) - Iran's Health Ministry Spokesman expressed Iran's gratitude for the recent efforts to help but reiterated that the country would not accept the help that does not meet its current needs.

Iran Press/Iran News: In his recent tweet, Iran's Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour, said that due to the current situation in Iran and its capabilities, the establishment of a small field hospital will not be operational.

"Assistance sent by any foreign governmental or nongovernmental entity, except the US government and the Quds Occupying Regime is appreciated regardless of its material value, but the list of needs has been announced previously," he wrote in his tweet.

"Generally that help that does not meet current needs, including the establishment of a small field hospital will not be operational in the meantime," he added.

Earlier and in his daily press conference on March 24, Iran's Health Ministry Spokesman said that despite some cruel measures taken by some of the countries and their allies against the great nation of Iran, helps received by others in the fight against the coronavirus disease is appreciated.

“They (Doctors Without Borders, also known by the acronym of French name MSF) did not have notified the Iranian Health Ministry beforehand, and apparently, the talks on the issue had taken place somewhere else and it was presented to us as a fait accompli,” Jahanpour explained.

He went on saying that there are currently enough hospital beds for patients infected with COVID-19 across the country.

“We apologize for this, and we appreciate their act of compassion. Our people had plans to accompany the MSF team to visit our medical centers. We still welcome any humanitarian aid sent to us from any governmental organizations or NGOs,” he said.

Referring to the fact that the total relief provided by some of the countries all around the world cannot be considered noticeable when compared to the items being used in the country, the health official appreciated those states who were thinking of Iran and stand by the Islamic country.

“At the time when some countries are putting the pressure on Iranian women, children, and patients by exerting sanctions, others are helping which is great,” he concluded. 101/212


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