Ayatollah Sayyed Mohammad-Taqi al-al-Modarresi, an Iraqi source of emulation, invited the Iraqi people and government to help the country’s medical healthcare workers to fight the Coronavirus and asked those who have overcome the virus to donate their blood plasma to help treat the sick.
In a televised interview, His Eminence called the Coronavirus a global threat and stressed that the way to deal with the virus was to correct past mistakes, such as resolving the problems in Iraq’s healthcare system.
Ayatollah al-Modarresi added, “Unlike many countries in the world, the infrastructure of the Iraqi medical system is designed to deal with normal viruses, and we must go to war against this virus and other diseases by strengthening and improving the country’s medical and treatment system.”
His Eminence considered the medical staff as the front line of defending the people against the hidden enemy and specified, “Everyone must play a role in supporting and strengthening the country’s medical system.”
He presented solutions to strengthen the country’s medical infrastructure, saying, “The importance of medical and paramedical faculties, allocating more funds to the health sector, both in the area of medical staffing and in the area of the modernization of medical centres, support for seminary and university institutions and people’s committees that provide solutions to health problems. These measures, along with the establishment of the health army and the formation of service boards for the Coronavirus, are among the most important measures that can be taken in the current situation in the country.”
Ayatollah al-Modarresi concluded, “The cultural progress of a country is measured by the support of various popular groups in government. If people don’t support the government, the government will be weakened. Although the government is the main institution in the country, this doesn’t mean that the government is alone. People must also be active in solving problems.”
Rasa News Agency