An acid attack on a Tehran hospital administrator

Dr. Anvari
Dr. Anvari

A Tehran hospital administrator has fallen victim to an acid attack by two unknown assailants on a motorbike.

On November 30, the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) posted a brief report which featured an interview with Tehran Police Chief Brigadier General Hossein Sajedinia about an acid attack on Dr. Siamand Anvari, the administrator of the capital’s Ziaeian Hospital. The following is the partial translation of the report:

The capital’s police chief said that the acid attack on Dr. Anvari has caused injury to his eyes and that the Greater Tehran Police have tasked a special team to identify and arrest those behind the assault.

“Around 9 p.m. local time on Saturday [November 29] when Dr. Anvari was on the way home, acid was thrown on him by two assailants on a motorbike,” he said. “Dr. Anvari, who picked up injuries in both eyes, was rushed to Farabi Hospital to get medical care there.”

In the meantime, the head of the Public Relations Office of Tehran Emergency Medical Services said, “Immediately after the acid attack, Dr. Anvari washed his face and eyes with water. That helped minimize the corrosive impact of acid and prevented serious damage to his face and eyes.”

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