Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 151,800

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), 12th November 2020

  • Hassan Rouhani refused to reply to widespread and increasing demands for an at least a two-week lockdown and said the National Coronavirus Task Force (NCCT) will soon consider and adopt a comprehensive plan to manage the new phase of the pandemic.
  • Alireza Zali, Head of the NCCT: We have 6,721 people hospitalized in Tehran, 1,832 of whom are in the ICU. The rate of discharge of patients is less than the new inpatients. (Tasnim News Agency, November 11, 2020).
  • Head of the National Nurses Organization wrote a letter to Rouhani and asked for the immediate employment of 30,000 nurses and the payment of the postponed salaries. She wrote that in some hospitals 10 patients will be taken care by one nurse. (IRNA News, November 12, 2020).
  • Head of the Coronavirus ICU ward in Imam Reza University in Mashhad: After nine months, we are under the worst working, spiritual and physical conditions. More than 50 percent of ICU nurses have contracted the virus. (Fartak News, November 12, 2020).

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) announced this afternoon, Thursday, November 12, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 151,800 people in 465 cities across Iran. The death toll in various provinces include: 36,891 in Tehran, 11,340 in Khorasan Razavi, 8,518 in Isfahan, 6,355 in Qom, 5,547 in East Azerbaijan, 4,649 in West Azerbaijan, 4,185 in Alborz, 4,115 in Fars, 3,956 in Golestan, 3,920 in Hamedan, 3,871 Sistan and Baluchestan, 3,323 in Kermanshah, 2,755 in Central, 2,600 in Yazd, 2,525 in Kerman, 1,684 in Bushehr, 1,663 in Ardebil, 1,425 in Zanjan, 1,316 in South Khorasan, 1,195 in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, and 1,069 in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer Ahmad.

Mohammad Reza Hashemian, the senior expert in ICU in Masih Daneshvari Hospital, was quoted by Farhikhtegan site today, as saying, “No one is taking any responsibility regarding Coronavirus. Everyone has become a journalist. No one is taking responsibility for the 450 patients who died today. If the nationwide figure on COVID19 is wrong, no one says I am guilty, I apologize and our problem is at a certain level. We all understand this. There are people who said a few things against the quarantine. With the passage of time, those remarks were proven wrong. But they did not even say we made a mistake. I joined the Coronavirus Scientific Committee and because I was extremely opposed to anti-viral medicine, they fired me… If you express opposition, it is as though the issue has become political.”

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)

November 12, 2020

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