Dr. Shirin Rouhani Rad, a female physician and general practitioner of Shohada Hospital in Pakdasht in Iran, lost her life from coronavirus.
This female physician was one of Pakdasht’s doctors who was taken to Masih Daneshvari Hospital in Tehran after her condition deteriorated. She died on the last day of the Iranian year serving her compatriots in the fight against the deadly coronavirus.
On the mortality statistics of nurses in Iran, Mohammad Sharifi Moghaddam, Secretary-General of the Nurses Home acknowledged the crisis and said, “The coronavirus’s high mortality rate of nurses reflects the inadequacy of the country’s health authorities, especially the Nursing Assistant of the Ministry of Health and the nursing system. Necessary measures are not provided to maintain the health of nurses. From the shortage of masks, gloves, scrubs and other equipment to the shortage of nursing staff that has forced nurses to care for more coronavirus patients in hospitals.”
Iran has urged people to stay at home during Nowruz, the Persian New Year, warning that the coronavirus disease is currently killing one person every 10 minutes.
The country has reported 18,407 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 1,284 related deaths in the past month.
The government has closed schools, universities and shrines, and banned cultural and religious gatherings in an attempt to contain the spread of the disease, but it has not imposed lockdowns