Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrim treated for heart attack at King Abdullah Medical City

A medical team at King Abdullah Medical City in Makkah saved the life of a Bangladeshi pilgrim in his forties who suffered an acute heart attack, which almost killed him. (AFP)
Updated 21 July 2018
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Bangladeshi Hajj pilgrim treated for heart attack at King Abdullah Medical City

JEDDAH: A medical team at King Abdullah Medical City in Makkah saved the life of a Bangladeshi pilgrim in his forties who suffered an acute heart attack, which almost killed him.
The medical team intervened quickly after the pilgrim arrived in the medical city after initial tests showed that he had suffered from a cardiac arrest, and the patient was transferred to an operating theater. 
A blood clot was discovered in one of the pilgrim’s main arteries and he was operated on. The patient was then monitored to check that he was well and given a treatment plan.
The Bangladeshi pilgrim expressed his happiness at the outcome and his gratitude for the medical service he was provided.
About 2 million people from more than 80 countries are expected to attend this year’s Hajj, which is likely to begin on August 19.
According to the Hajj agreement with Saudi Arabia, a total of 126,798 Bangladeshi pilgrims will be performing the Hajj.


Pilgrims praise Saudi efforts during Hajj

Updated 21 August 2018
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Pilgrims praise Saudi efforts during Hajj

  • Pilgrims praise the organization of the Hajj ritual areas
  • Millions pass through relatively small areas to perform the rituals

ARAFAT: Pilgrims from around the world have expressed their gratitude for the services provided to them by the Saudi authorities, and praised the quality.
“Despite the small size of the holy sites area and the massive gatherings of pilgrims coming yearly to this place, Saudi Arabia has succeeded in managing the huge crowds,” said Jihad Obaid, an Iraqi pilgrim performing Hajj for the first time. The only thing he does not like is the hot weather, but the water sprinklers installed along the way have been a great help, he added.
“These sprinklers reflect how caring the Saudi government is,” he said. “We all know that man can’t control weather challenges, but the preparations made to protect pilgrims is a sign of the great efforts to help pilgrims carry out their rituals comfortably.”
Mas’ood BuHadji, from Algeria, thanked the security guards for the work they do for pilgrims.
“I would like to extend my thanks and appreciations to the security men who spare no effort in assisting the pilgrims to easily complete their rituals,” he said. “Although I am not Saudi, I feel proud of these Muslim security men, whose job here is not only to secure pilgrims a safe Hajj, but also offer them bottles of cold water.
“Hajj is now easier than ever; the Jamarat Bridge, the services and everything.”