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IRCS to Become BRICS Health Working Group Chair

Apr 22, 2024, 9:21 AM
News ID: 837960
IRCS to Become BRICS Health Working Group Chair

The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) will become the chair of the health working group of the BRICS group of emerging economies.

EghtesadOnline: IRCS Chief Pir-Hossein Koulivand in a meeting with Co-Chair of BRICS Civil Forum Alena Peryshkina introduced the IRCS as the main option for the chair of the health working group of BRICS.

During the meeting, Koulivand pointed to the achievements of the IRCS in recent years and added that the society is active in various fields such as rendering relief and rescue services to the vulnerable strata of society.

Today, the Iranian Red Crescent Society, benefiting from three million volunteers and 70,000 expert rescuers and relief workers, offers quality road, mountain, and coastal relief services round-the-clock, he emphasized.

 Presenting relief training services to students and schoolchildren is an example of the trend of developing public training among all walks of life in society, Koulivand added.

He further noted that the society has taken effective steps by utilizing 18 relief helicopters, and hundreds of the relief-and-rescue vehicles.

Rendering quality relief and rescue services to the earthquakes that happened in Turkey, Afghanistan, and Syria is a part of the other measures taken by the Iranian Red Crescent Society in the international arena which resulted in receiving the highest award of Turkey, Koulivand stated.

The Iranian Red Crescent Society’s clinics are also active in several countries with the most experienced and expert Iranian doctors offering quality relief services to the people in Africa, Asia and Latin America, he added, IRNA added.

Co-Chair of BRICS Civil Forum, for her part, said that the Iranian Red Cresent Society enjoys high capabilities and potential in various fields both in national and international arenas.

After coordinating with the Iranian foreign minister, it was agreed that the IRCS would be the representative of Irani’s civil society in the BRICS group of emerging economies, Alena Peryshkina added. / Tasnim


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