Pres. Raisi pays surprise visit to Khuzestan province

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi has paid a surprise visit to Khuzestan province.

President Raisi traveled to the southwestern province on Friday morning just a day after first cabinet meeting of his administration in capital Tehran.

Upon his arrival,  he pointed to the importance of Khuzestan province for the country and said his government has a heavy duty towards this province.

He said that during his short trip, he intends to address the most urgent issues that plague the lives of the provincial people.

The President assured people that his government’s basic effort is to be able to solve the problems of people, including in Khuzestan province.

A number of cabinet members, including the ministers of energy, interior affairs, agricultural Jihad and health as well as and the head of the Plan and Budget Organization are accompanying the president on his first provincial trip.

President Raisi also visited Razi Hospital which serves as the central unit for COVID-19 treatment in the city and closely surveyed the procedures offered to the patients in this city.

He talked to the patients at their bedside and inquired about their condition, while asking them to express their problems on the days they were hospitalized.

Currently, 20 cities are red, 2 are orange and 5 are in yellow conditions in Khuzestan in terms of Coronavirus pandemic.

So far, 1,447,000 people in Khuzestan have received the vaccine.