Makkah imam urges best efforts for Hajj pilgrims

Sheikh Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sudais. (SPA file photo)
Updated 21 July 2019

Makkah imam urges best efforts for Hajj pilgrims

MAKKAH: Sheikh Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Sudais, president of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, has urged employees of the Prophet’s Mosque and the Agency of General Presidency for the Prophet’s Mosque Affairs to make a success of the agency’s plan for pilgrimage this year.

He stressed the need to develop and improve the level of performance to achieve Vision 2030.

Meanwhile, the National Guides Establishment in Madinah organized a lecture on first aid in cooperation with the Saudi Red Crescent Authority as part of the Prince Naif first aid program.

The director of the training department of the Saudi Red Crescent Authority in Madinah, Musaid bin Hamed Al-Hajjili, said that the lecture was to raise awareness for the pilgrimage season. He said that the National Guides Establishment dealt with more than one-and-a-half-million pilgrims and had more than 3,000 employees who faced emergency cases that required rapid intervention.

He said that the training lecture included several specialized courses on how to deal with injuries, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency heart conditions. The lecture also included information about bleeding and fractures, along with a talk about voluntary work and its impact on society. SPA Madinah


Health Ministry treats 649,690 Hajj pilgrims

The number of participants in serving pilgrims this year reached 30,000 employees of the Ministry of Health. (SPA)
Updated 24 August 2019

Health Ministry treats 649,690 Hajj pilgrims

  • For the first time this year, the ministry used robotic technology for medical consultations, which gave hospitals in Mina remote access to consultants in micro specialties

RIYADH: The Ministry of Health has revealed specialized services provided by its hospitals and health centers in Makkah, Madinah and holy sites for pilgrims during Hajj.
The ministry said that the number of pilgrims who received treatment in hospitals and health centers reached 649,690.
The number of participants in serving pilgrims this year reached 30,000 employees of the Ministry of Health, while 25 hospitals were prepared in Makkah and Madinah, with a total capacity of 5,000 beds.
For the first time this year, the ministry used robotic technology for medical consultations, which gave hospitals in Mina remote access to consultants in micro specialties.