Mar 23, 2020, 5:08 PM
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WHO delivers 7th emergency medical equipment shipment to Iran

Tehran, March 23, IRNA – The World Health Organization delivered its 7th emergency medical equipment to Iran for fighting coronavirus pandemic.

The shipment which was sent directly through the WHO office in Geneva consists of 2,499 boxes of lopinavir and ritonavir tablets for COVID19 patients.

The consignment will be used by health workers for the treatment of patients as part of Islamic Republic of Iran’s contribution to global research studies on treatments for COVID-19.

Earlier last week, Christopher Hamelman, Representative of the World Health Organization visited the basement of medical equipment.

“These important medicines will not only support the treatment of patients by the Ministry of Health and Medical Education and its affiliated hospitals at the provincial level who are facing critical shortages, but will also help the country contribute significantly to the Solidarity Trail in an effort to find an effective treatment for this virus,” Hamlemann was quoted by WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean as saying.

Head of Iran's Health Ministry Public Relations Office Kianoush Jahanpour said on Monday that 8,376 people out of a total of 23,049 infected by the coronavirus have survived the deadly disease while 1,812 have unfortunately succumbed to death.

Jahanpour said that 1,411 new affected cases have been detected since yesterday.

Over the last 24 hours, 127 people succumbed to death due to the deadly virus, he added.

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