JEDDAH: The assistant minister for operational affairs at the Interior Ministry inaugurated in Mina on Sunday an electronic identification tracking system for victims of accidents and disasters.
Gen. Saeed bin Abdullah Al-Qahtani opened an identification technicians’ workshop attended by those participating in this year’s Hajj season.
During the workshop, forensic experts and officials explained in detail the forensic forces’ duties in the holy places, and in case of an accident or disaster.
They also explained how the new tracking system functions, with each victim being given a serial number and barcode. Their pictures and fingerprints are then taken and linked to all Interior Ministry databases.
Al-Qahtani thanked the interior minister for his constant support of the public security forces, and praised forensic teams’ efforts to develop and train their personnel.
Also on Sunday, the Saudi Arabian Boy Scout Association showcased its electronic guidance system that it provides through its public service camps in Makkah and the holy sites.
The e-guidance program, which benefits the pilgrim or any other person through smart devices, enters any information available to him such as the name of the institution or the office number.
The application, which is available on the website of the association, will specify an electronic path for the Hajj or the information seeker. The application includes all the data of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah Offices and campaigns related to pilgrims.