Ministry of Health takes anti-swine flu precautions for pilgrims

Published 17 Jun 2009
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Ministry of Health takes anti-swine flu precautions for pilgrims
Riyadh - Carrying out for directives of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz,  to take preventive and precautionary measures to host the pilgrims and Umrah performers,  Minister of Health, Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah directs holding a workshop on swine flu in Jeddah late June, in which a number of Saudi doctors and consultants along with a group of experts in the field of anti-influenza and viruses at the World Health Organization and US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Minister of Health, according to Saudi Press Agency, has issued a decree  making up a scientific preventive medicine committee for  Hajj (pilgrimage) and Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) headed by the ministry's undersecretary for preventive medicine.
The committee aims to ensure the safety of preventive and precautionary measures that had to be implemented during the season of Hajj and Umrah.  
The committee is to set out precautionary measures against looming swine flu outbreak during Hajj and Umrah seasons. The event will primarily focus on necessary precautionary measures to be taken by the Ministry of Health to prevent potential A-H1N1 virus outbreak in the Kingdom, the minister noted.

Last Modified Date: 10/02/2013 - 4:46 PM Saudi Arabia Time


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