IRCS to provide free medical services to Arbaeen pilgrims

 The head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) said it will provide health and medical services to Arbaeen pilgrims for free.

IRCS to provide free medical services to Arbaeen pilgrims

Pir-Hossein Kolivand said in a letter to Iran’s interior minister that the IRCS will not charge the pilgrims for the medical services.

The Iranian Red Crescent Society is proud to attend the great spiritual event of Arbaeen pilgrimage and work voluntarily to serve the pilgrims, he stated.

Noting that the IRCS is the country’s largest non-governmental and no-profit organization, he also highlighted the services it provides to pilgrims going to Hajj or Atabat (Iraq’ holy sites).

After a two-year pause due to the coronavirus pandemic, a large number of Iranian pilgrims are expected to attend the Arbaeen march this year.

The Arbaeen mourning ceremony is one of the largest religious gatherings in the world.

It marks the 40th day after Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), Imam Hussein (AS). This year’s Arbaeen falls on September 17.

Each year, a huge crowd of Shias flock to Karbala, where the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) is located, to perform mourning rites.

The pilgrims, mainly from Iraq and Iran, travel long routes on foot to the holy city.

Source: Abna24

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