Safieddine: Hizbullah Set Plan to Fight Coronavirus


Head of Hizbullah’s Executive Council Hashem Safieddine said on Thursday that the party has allocated 3.5 billion Lebanese pounds for a plan “consistent with the government’s policies” to limit the spread of coronavirus.

In an interview with Hizbullah’s al-Manar TV, Safieddine said: “The plan has started and is operating according to need and danger,” noting that “4,500 health care workers,” are assisting with the plan in addition to “members from the Union of Municipalities and AMAL Movement.”

“In our plan, we have laid down the worst case scenarios and prepared to confront it with all available capabilities. We also created a committee whose mission is to monitor the situation of Lebanese communities in expatriate areas in order to meet their needs according to our capabilities,” he added.

Safieddine noted that “private hospitals have been rented and equipped for use when needed. We have established medical diagnostic centers to evaluate and examine cases and determine the procedures required. We have prepared 32 medical reserve centers to confront coronavirus in all Lebanese regions.”

The Hizbullah official said that a cadre of 24,500 doctors and paramedics is working to implement Hizbullah’s plan.

“We are fighting coronavirus with capabilities initially put to confront war and aggression,” he said, pointing out that a total of 3.5 billion Lebanese pounds have been allocated for the purpose.

Comments 5
Thumb ansarullah 26 March 2020, 10:54

Shiarona Shiarona Shiarona !!!

Thumb thepatriot 26 March 2020, 11:09

A state within the state, and they have no shame about it...

Missing samiam 26 March 2020, 11:39

The numbers have been vastly underreported, especially for the shia, and this is the reason why. I don't think they share their numbers with the WHO or government either.

Missing hajjradwan 26 March 2020, 15:03

they are trying to appease the absolute fury towards them coming from their bee2a and their ally's community for bullying the government into letting all the infected iranian planes land in lebanon. they damaged lebanon to spare their iranian masters the embarrassment. their bee2a and their allies are now realizing how irresponsible that decision was and how deadly dangerous it is for them and their families. i just hope they don't follow the iranian model on how to deal with this pandemic. you can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.

Thumb justin 26 March 2020, 18:47

“الحرس الثوري”: أميركا عاجزة عن مكافحة “كورونا” ومستعدون للمساعدة