چهارشنبه, 6 مرداد 1395

عنوان : An Exclusive Interview with the 45 % Chemically Injured Patient "Ramezan Ali Asgari":
کد خبر : ۳۵۰۶۵
تاريخ :
 ۱۳۸۸/۰۶/۱۷ 
ساعت : ۱۳:۴:۳

 

An Exclusive Interview with the 45 % Chemically Injured Patient "Ramezan Ali Asgari":

 

Providing information and propagating culture regarding the survivors of war is necessary. 

 

 

"Ramezan Ali Asgari" says: administrators for treating chemically injured patients do not have useful and constant relation with devotees and chemically injured patients; so in my opinion a solution must be considered for this issue so that by providing sufficient information in this field most of the problems will be solved.

 

Name: Ramezan Ali Asgari

Date & Place of Birth: 1966- Tehran

Date & Place of Dispatch: 1983- Tehran

Presence Duration in the Battlefields: 23 Months

Injury Percentage: 70 % Chemically Injured

Place of Residence: Tehran

 

He was 17 years old when he went to the battlefields of Iran-Iraq war. He went to the war against Iraqi Baathist forces along with his friends voluntarily. He took part in different military operations including "Valfajr 4", "Kheibar", "Nasr 7", "Beitolmoghadas 4" and "Badr".

 

His left hand was wounded during the military operation "Kheibar". His jaw and left foot were injured during the military operation "Badr" as a result he was hospitalized for four months.

 

After recovery, Ramezan Ali Asgari went back to the battlefields of Iran-Iraq war once again.

 

Regarding this issue he says: even though my family was against this and they did not like me to be present in the battlefields of Iran-Iraq war, but I did not wish to stay at home. I urged so much and I was able to get permission from my parents to go to the battlefields of Iran-Iraq war again.

 

I was exposed to chemical weapons along with my comrades "Mir Hashemi" and "Pazuki" near Darbandi Khan Dam.

 

The story of being exposed to chemical weapons is as follows:

 

It was 1987 that we were serving in the battlefields of "Sheikh Saleh". We were supposed to do the military operation "Beitol-Moghadas 4" during the night. We were sitting in our rifle pits in the morning suddenly the Iraqi Baathist aircrafts arrived there and they started to bombard the war zone with poisonous gases. One of the bombs was dropped near us. A whitish powder covered the ground and since the explosion was so intensive some of the whitish powders were splashed on my body. After a few minutes, the symptoms and scars of chemical weapons appeared on my body. Some blisters appeared on my skin, my eyes were badly irritating and I was feeling nausea and dizziness. Since my health condition was so critical, they sent me to Feiz Hospital located in Esfahan province. My eyes could see nowhere. My body was blistered from head to tip of foot. The blisters had been infected. Our physicians did not know how to disinfect the blisters. For two weeks they would cut the blisters and rub pomade on the wounds. This process would be repeated everyday. I had so much pain and blisters would burn my skin, it seemed that I was in a furnace of fire.

 

Effects of chemical weapons would be increased on my body everyday; my doctors had said that there is no hope for me to survive. Since my health condition was so critical, they sent me to Labafi Nezhad hospital of Tehran.

 

This chemically injured patient keeps quiet for a few minutes and he was chocked with tears. He slowly says: my friends Jafar Nejati, Mohsen Ali Rezaei and Mahmoud Latifiyan were martyred in the hospital, because they had been severely exposed to chemical weapons and their lungs had been badly damaged.

 

He says: our health condition would worsen everyday. They sent us to the hospital "Fatemeh Al-Zahra'. My hands had been badly burnt and by doing plastic surgery they were better.

 

This chemically injured patient says about his relapse after being exposed to chemical weapons as follows: my pains followed me after being exposed to chemical weapons. I have undergone surgeries on my eyes for five times. My doctors have transplanted some cornea cells from my brother's eyes, but my eyes condition gets worse gradually. My lungs have been severely damaged. With a cold, I become so weak and I can do nothing.

 

Asgari points to his problems and he says: During the Iran-Iraq war, the Iranian fighters went to the battlefields. Some of them were martyred and some of them were injured and they were left as the survivors of the war.

 

Now after passing twenty years from the Iran-Iraq war, the Iranian war veterans and chemically injured patients have become old. Those who have been exposed to chemical weapons can hardly tolerate their pains, but those who do not see these pains, they can not understand them.

 

I as a chemically injured patient have the pains with myself for over twenty years, but I never received any money from any authority or organization to pay the costs of my surgeries.

 

Unfortunately until now the authorities have not been able to propagate a reasonable culture in this field and this issue has caused that Iranian chemically injured patients, war veterans and devotees to be forgotten.

 

He continued: I think right now paying attention to devotees and chemically injured patients is more important than the time of Iran-Iraq war. Unfortunately there is no difference between a chemically injured patient and a common person.

 

The Foundation of Martyrs and Veterans Affair do not have a good medical relation with chemically injured patients and some solutions must be presented in this field so that their problems will be solved.

 

In addition to this, the authorities must have a cultural relation with devotees and chemically injured patients as well, so that this class of society will be aware of congresses and programs that are supposed to be held for them, because attending the congresses and cultural programs can improve the health condition of chemically injured patients.

 

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