Kingdom keen to ease hardship of pilgrims

Kingdom keen to ease hardship of pilgrims
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Kingdom keen to ease hardship of pilgrims
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Updated 08 November 2013

Kingdom keen to ease hardship of pilgrims

Kingdom keen to ease hardship of pilgrims

The government, ministers, dignitaries, business and charity leaders are keen to make the current Haj season an unprecedented success.
The Ministry of Interior and the Supreme Haj Committee are inspecting preparations undertaken by departments for this year’s pilgrimage.
Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah, governor of Najran Province, said: “Services and facilities have been fully and continuously provided to pilgrims coming through border entry points.”
Prince Mishari bin Saud, governor of Baha Province, has ensured that facilities are put in place for pilgrim convoys passing through the region toward Makkah to perform their Haj rituals securely.
The Medical Supply Directorate at the Health Department in Makkah provided medicines, medical and laboratory supplies to health facilities in Makkah and the holy sites.
“Eight hospitals and 24 health centers have been equipped in the holy sites,” said Ismail bin Mohammed, the directorate’s assistant director of pharmacies.
Nasser bin Saleh Al-Hujailan, undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture and Information for cultural affairs, said: “More than 50,000 books, booklets and photos of the two Holy Mosques and the holy sites, in addition to copies of the Holy Qur’an, will be distributed to pilgrims for this year’s Haj season.”
“The publications will be distributed through 22 public libraries and exhibitions in various regions of the Kingdom to participate in the provision of services to pilgrims,” he said.
Guests of the Ministry of Culture and Information, who came to the Kingdom to cover Haj rituals, visited the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Institute for Haj and Umrah Research at Umm Al-Qura University.
The Institute’s dean, Abdulaziz bin Rashad Srouji, briefed guests on the institute and its services to pilgrims, stressing that the Kingdom has harnessed all its potentials in the service of pilgrims. The Ministry of Haj has urged all Haj missions, including tourist agencies, companies and charities, to warn their pilgrims against importing drugs or any other prohibited material.