This year's Hajj is free from epidemics and contagious diseases: MOH
Published 29 Nov 2009
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E-Media: Mina - Minister of Health Dr. Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Rabeeah" announced here today that the Hajj of 1430 H is safe from epidemics and contagious diseases and that the Pilgrims are enjoying good health. Within the directives of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah Bin Abdul-Aziz; the Crown Prince, and the Second Deputy Premier, Dr. Al-Rabiaa" said the Ministry has been providing the best health services and the medical facilities to the Guests of Allah . He added that the Ministry has mobilized all human and material services and facilities to ensure the good health and safety of the Pilgrims to enable them to perform Hajj rituals easily and comfortably. The Health Minister said his Ministry had taken a number of precautions for the current Hajj season including the health requirements which have been intimated to all countries and the World Health Organization (WHO). He pointed out that two Hospitals in Jeddah and Madinah were reserved to treat anyone who would suffer from epidemics and contagious diseases, especially the A/H1N1 Flu," he said "Vaccination services were offered to all internal pilgrims including the most vulnerable residents of Makkah and Madinah as well as those workers serving pilgrims from governmental and non-governmental sectors,. Referring to a number of in-patient pilgrims in Hospitals of the Holy sites, the Health Minister said all medical procedures that had been taken at the Arafat Hospital were successful. "If there is any need to transfer them to other Hospitals, surely these will be undertaken. "For the first time, 150 urinary tract surgeries were undertaken with a high rate of success at the hospitals of the holy places," he added.
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