Tehran city council member Rasoul Khodadad says a number of homeless people sleeping in the streets are now suffering from diseases such as Hepatitis, AIDS, gall and louse, the state-run Tabnak website reported. However, Health Ministry hospitals are not accepting them due to the fact that they don’t have any credit or money.
Tehran hotbed facilities no longer have any more room for addicted homeless women. In Tehran alone there are more than 15,000 people sleeping in the street, according to the director general of the municipality welfare organization. This is while hotbed facilities in this city only have the capacity to accept 5,000 people. This means a catastrophe as homeless women and children sleeping on the streets will suffer the most.
(State-run Tabnak website – May 24, 2015)