Oct 01, 2020 14:41 UTC
  • Iran: Medical ban on kids inconsistent with West’s human rights posture

The head of the Iranian Judiciary’s High Council for Human Rights has censured the Western states for pretending to be advocates of human rights while blocking Tehran’s imports of medicine meant for child patients.

According to Press TV, Ali Baqeri-Kani made the remarks during a visit to a medical center for treatment of children suffering from epidermolysis bullosa or EB on Thursday.

He said the European governments "do not even adhere to the rules and regulations of war, because in wartime medical mechanisms are immune from violation.”

The official said the Europeans who claim to be advocates of human rights prevent the delivery of medical supplies to the Iranian patients while supporting terrorist groups and acts of terror.

“These governments that do not allow oppressed children to have access to medicine provide facilities and a haven to executioners, butchers and terrorists, while arrogantly claiming to be defenders of human rights,” he said.

Often known as butterfly children because their skin is as fragile as the wings of a butterfly, EB patients need special care. Even mild frictions or bumps cause severe blistering of the skin which is painful.

They often have difficulty with daily activities, such as walking, eating and even breathing, but without proper protective bandages, their agony is heartbreaking.

Since the reimposition of the illegal sanctions by the US regime, Swedish medical products firm Molnlycke Health Care has stopped delivering Mepilex dressings which are trusted around the world to treat a wide range of chronic and acute wounds, including in EB patients.