Nurse of Fav Hospital

By: Mahia Hafezi
Translated by: M.B. Khoshnevisan

2024-6-17


“I didn’t see this event in Ayoubi Hospital, but I did in Fav Hospital exactly. At least once a day, we witnessed the flight of Iraqi jets from that area which came to strike the hospital. Of course, our forces poured so much dirt and sand on the concrete roof of the hospital that it became like a hill, and the guys could hardly understand the sound of the bomb and... One or two loaders were always on the roof of the hospital, constantly pouring dirt on it from all four sides to camouflage it. They came and shoot rockets desperately. A hole would be made; they would come back and repair it again. There were about 6 anti-aircraft guns around Fav’s Fatemeh Zahra Hospital.”

This text is on the back of the white cover of the book. The design on the front cover is the photo of the narrator in the grove nearby the Bahmanshir River (Fav region). This photo with subtitles is in the images and documents section. The book "Nurse of Fav Hospital", the memoirs of Seyed Kazem Oliaeepour in 500 copies and 192 pages, has been published in 1401 (2022) by the Foundation for the Preservation of the Works and Publication of Holy Defense Values ​​of South Khorasan Province. The interview and editing of this book were done by Mustafa Forutan Tanha.

The narrator was the nurse of an assistant surgeon in Fatemeh Zahra field hospital during the holy defense. He has told his memories in 11 interview sessions. Additional interviews were conducted on the 1st and 9th of Esfand 1400 (February 20 & 28). The book consists of an introduction, the author's words, 4 chapters including (childhood and adolescence, revolution, war and post-war era) as well as photos and documents.

The book’s content in the narrator's childhood and adolescence helps the audience to know more about Birjand. Then there is the high school period and the days of the revolution and the activity of the narrator until before the war. The, the days of war come. First, he was in the front for three months as a Basiji and then several times as the nurse of an assistant surgeon in the hospitals of the war zones. After the events of the war, the book deals with the narrator's joint life, his nursing in Birjand hospitals and his participation in designing and equipping different hospitals and the consequences of this job.

In the meantime, the expression of student memories, adaptation to the conditions and experience of different jobs, trips and description of the details of the events have been expressed. This book was produced concurrent with the outbreak of Corona pandemic in 1400 (2021) and its editing was completed in 1401 (2022). After the author's speech, a chronology table of the narrator's activities in different years is presented on 3 pages, which can make the work of researchers easier.

Oliaeepour was born in Khorashad village of Birjand. In his memoirs, he has given information about the culture and occupation of Khorashad people. He talked about weaving industries and the traditional preparation of silk thread so that the audience gets to know the jobs and culture of that time. He was born in 1342 (1963). In 1362 (1983), he completed an associate degree in nursing. During his student days, he worked at Sina Hospital in Tehran. In 1364 (1985), he started his bachelor's degree in nursing at Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran. In 1364 (1985), when he was at Shahid Beheshti University, he got acquainted with the Headquarters for Treatment of War Casualties. A branch of this headquarters was active in Sina Hospital. This headquarters was connected with the IRGC and sent troops to war zones on a one-month mission or more. A year later, he was sent to Khuzestan. In the continuation of his memoirs, the narrator says, “The army field hospitals were in the form of iron or concrete sheds. The operating rooms were located next to the hall. They washed their hands and operated. When the operation was very heavy, when this room was finishing its operation, the same surgeon would go to the second room and start another operation. Immediately, this room was emptied, washed to be ready for the next operation. They have a term in the hospital called "glove to glove"; that is, as soon as they took off the glove, they started the next operation with the next glove. This was a sign of overcrowding and a large number of injured. In the emergency ward, before the operation room, we regularly attached serums to several injured people on stretchers to control their pressure and bleeding.

The narrator married in 1368 (1989) and at that time, he was the head nurse of Imam Reza (PBUH) Hospital in Birjand. He served in Birjand’s Razi Hospital until his retirement in 1396 (2017). He is now a member of the Board of Directors of the Pension Organization of Birjand Medical Science University. 

“I didn’t see this event in Ayoubi Hospital, but I did in Fav Hospital exactly. At least once a day, we witnessed the flight of Iraqi jets from that area which came to strike the hospital. Of course, our forces poured so much dirt and sand on the concrete roof of the hospital that it became like a hill, and the guys could hardly understand the sound of the bomb and... One or two loaders were always on the roof of the hospital, constantly pouring dirt on it from all four sides to camouflage it. They came and shoot rockets desperately. A hole would be made; they would come back and repair it again. There were about 6 anti-aircraft guns around Fav’s Fatemeh Zahra Hospital.”

This text is on the back of the white cover of the book. The design on the front cover is the photo of the narrator in the grove nearby the Bahmanshir River (Fav region). This photo with subtitles is in the images and documents section. The book "Nurse of Fav Hospital", the memoirs of Seyed Kazem Oliaeepour in 500 copies and 192 pages, has been published in 1401 (2022) by the Foundation for the Preservation of the Works and Publication of Holy Defense Values ​​of South Khorasan Province. The interview and editing of this book were done by Mustafa Forutan Tanha.

The narrator was the nurse of an assistant surgeon in Fatemeh Zahra field hospital during the holy defense. He has told his memories in 11 interview sessions. Additional interviews were conducted on the 1st and 9th of Esfand 1400 (February 20 & 28). The book consists of an introduction, the author's words, 4 chapters including (childhood and adolescence, revolution, war and post-war era) as well as photos and documents.

The book’s content in the narrator's childhood and adolescence helps the audience to know more about Birjand. Then there is the high school period and the days of the revolution and the activity of the narrator until before the war. The, the days of war come. First, he was in the front for three months as a Basiji and then several times as the nurse of an assistant surgeon in the hospitals of the war zones. After the events of the war, the book deals with the narrator's joint life, his nursing in Birjand hospitals and his participation in designing and equipping different hospitals and the consequences of this job.

In the meantime, the expression of student memories, adaptation to the conditions and experience of different jobs, trips and description of the details of the events have been expressed. This book was produced concurrent with the outbreak of Corona pandemic in 1400 (2021) and its editing was completed in 1401 (2022). After the author's speech, a chronology table of the narrator's activities in different years is presented on 3 pages, which can make the work of researchers easier.

Oliaeepour was born in Khorashad village of Birjand. In his memoirs, he has given information about the culture and occupation of Khorashad people. He talked about weaving industries and the traditional preparation of silk thread so that the audience gets to know the jobs and culture of that time. He was born in 1342 (1963). In 1362 (1983), he completed an associate degree in nursing. During his student days, he worked at Sina Hospital in Tehran. In 1364 (1985), he started his bachelor's degree in nursing at Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran. In 1364 (1985), when he was at Shahid Beheshti University, he got acquainted with the Headquarters for Treatment of War Casualties. A branch of this headquarters was active in Sina Hospital. This headquarters was connected with the IRGC and sent troops to war zones on a one-month mission or more. A year later, he was sent to Khuzestan. In the continuation of his memoirs, the narrator says, “The army field hospitals were in the form of iron or concrete sheds. The operating rooms were located next to the hall. They washed their hands and operated. When the operation was very heavy, when this room was finishing its operation, the same surgeon would go to the second room and start another operation. Immediately, this room was emptied, washed to be ready for the next operation. They have a term in the hospital called "glove to glove"; that is, as soon as they took off the glove, they started the next operation with the next glove. This was a sign of overcrowding and a large number of injured. In the emergency ward, before the operation room, we regularly attached serums to several injured people on stretchers to control their pressure and bleeding.

The narrator married in 1368 (1989) and at that time, he was the head nurse of Imam Reza (PBUH) Hospital in Birjand. He served in Birjand’s Razi Hospital until his retirement in 1396 (2017). He is now a member of the Board of Directors of the Pension Organization of Birjand Medical Science University. 

 



 
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