A team of paramedics from the University Relations Division, which consists of medical students (medicine, nursing and pharmacy) in a number of Iraqi universities, has been able to rescue more than (750) cases, including critical cases, to which it provided the necessary assistance and then transfer them to the nearest evacuation center, whether in the field hospital opened by the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, the Safir Hospital or the Husseini General Hospital.
The supervisor of the activities of the University Relations Division during the Ziyarat Arba'een at the al-Abbas' (p) Holy Shrine; Mr. Mahmoud Al-Qarah Gholi, explained to the al-Kafeel Global Network the following: "The Division participated through a group of university students -after knowing their abilities and their experiences and put them in specialized courses-, in the medical evacuation plan set by the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine. These groups were presents in the ambulances inside the area between the two holy shrines, the roads leading to them and near the holy shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him)."
Explaining: “Most of the cases that have been transferred are the elderly. And these teams worked on:
- Immediate assistance of the received case until ambulance reaches the nearest evacuation center.
- Assistance of the cases near the specialized vehicles and transport those requiring transfer to the evacuation centers.
- Transfer of critical cases to evacuation centers and if they are unable to treat them, the case is transferred to the hospital.
- Assistance of staff in medical centers and the field hospital of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine in peak cases."
"We were able to rescue, treat and transport dozens of cases every day, as a result of overcrowding among visitors," Qarah Goli said.
It is noteworthy that these activities fall within the medical and therapeutic services provided by the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine for visitors, with the contribution of many bodies such as the al-Kafeel Academy for medical training and assistance and the Department of Medicine.