Before the Islamic Revolution, the medical affairs of the Astan Quds Razavi were limited to a hospital (Dar-ush-Shafa) being adjacent to the Holy Shrine for treating patients. After the rising of the shining sun of the Islamic Revolution, paying attention to the deprived, poor and patients was prefered by order of Ayatullah Waiz Tabasi, the Grand Reverend Custodian of the Astan Quds Razavi. The medical activities of the Dar-ush-Shafa were increased so that many patients and pilgrims going to this center of healing can beg their health from the Exalted Allah.
Therefore, after issuing the order in 1993, the Medical Institution of Astan Quds Razavi, was established to grant various services to the civilians of the
of the holy city of Mashhad and the pilgrims of His Holiness (A.S.).
1. Darul Shifa Imam Reza (A.S.)
The enthusiastic lovers of Imam Reza (A.S.) who come for the pilgrimage of the holy shrine of Imam Reza (A.S.) obtain the healing for all their spiritual maladies and pains. Since 1980, the pilgrims are also provided with the necessary medical aid and facilities within the precincts of the holy shrine.
This hospital which has been established with the inspiration from the lofty ideals of the Islamic teachings, directly and indirectly provides medical services to the deprived section of the society. Twenty-four hours medical services is provided in this hospital and is equipped with pediatrics, internal medicine, E.N.T, opthalmology, dermatology, opsiometrics, dentistry, radiology, laboratory and medical emergencies departments. This hospital every year provide more than seventy thousand medical prescriptions to the needy patients free of cost. For the convenience of the patients a well equipped medical store is attached to the hospital which is rendering useful services to the people.
It is situated in the newly inaugurated building adjoined to the holy shrine in the beginning of Shirazi Avenue.
2. Dental Polyclinic:
This medical centre equipped with nine units was previously located in a deprived locality of the city. But after the establishment of the Darul Shifa hospital in the new place adjoined to the holy shrine in the Shirazi Avenue, the dental polyclinic was also transferred to the hospital. The medical charges of this ward is according to the government fixed rates.
3. Medical Examination Centre:
In this mechanized medical centre of the Astan Quds Razavi, highly sophisticated medical examinations are conducted through CT scan, sonography and radiology. On account of the high standards maintained in the medical examinations this medical centre is very famous and is in great demand.
4. Medical Stores:
Imam Medical Store established by Astan Quds Razavi is considered as the largest medical store in the holy city of Mashhad. Every year it provides more than half a million prescriptions. It also grants educational facilities to the students of the colleges of pharmacy, medicine and para-medicine. The medical institution of Astan Quds Razavi has also established hospitals and clinics in Sirjan and Rafsanjan in Kerman province.