Hajj Ministry opens two new care centers in Madinah

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The two new centers will provide a one-stop shop of more than 30 services for pilgrims and for companies providing Hajj or Umrah packages. (AN Photo)
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The two new centers will provide a one-stop shop of more than 30 services for pilgrims and for companies providing Hajj or Umrah packages. (AN Photo)
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Updated 12 February 2020

Hajj Ministry opens two new care centers in Madinah

  • The two new centers are located in Al-Baqi’ and at Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz International Airport
  • Pilgrims will be able to complete all the necessary paperwork in the centers through self-service devices or with the help of Inaya employees

MADINAH: The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announced on Wednesday the opening of two new Inaya (care) centers in Madinah. The centers will contribute to one of the most important goals of Saudi Vision 2030: To improve the quality of services provided to pilgrims.

The two new centers are located in Al-Baqi’ and at Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz International Airport and will provide a one-stop shop of more than 30 services for pilgrims and for companies providing Hajj or Umrah packages.

Pilgrims will be able to complete all the necessary paperwork in the centers through self-service devices or with the help of Inaya employees — who speak multiple languages. Pilgrims’ data can also be accessed through their fingerprints in cooperation with the Directorate General of Passports in Madinah.

So far, four Inaya centers have been launched in Makkah and Madinah under the patronage of Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr. Mohammed Saleh bin Taher Benten.


KSRelief-backed Al-Amal Arsal Center continues to provide medical services to Syrian refugees

Updated 07 June 2020

KSRelief-backed Al-Amal Arsal Center continues to provide medical services to Syrian refugees

ARSAL, Lebanon:  The Al-Amal Medical Center in Lebanon’s Bekaa governorate continued to provide medical services to Syrian refugees with the support of the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief).

It is part of a project to strengthen health services for Syrian refugees and the host community in the town of Arsal.

In May, 4,575 patients visited the clinics and received 8,123 free health services across specialized departments, in addition to receiving help from laboratory, pharmacy and nursing services.

General health clinics received 396 patients, eye clinics had 506 patients, the emergency department 595 patients, dental clinics 325 patients, pediatric clinics saw 347 patients, with 125 vaccinations provided.

ENT clinics received 412 patients, orthopedic clinics 311 patients, heart clinics had 240 patients, urology clinics 472 patients, gastroenterology clinics 180 patients, gynecological clinics 271 patients, gland and diabetes clinics 65 patients, and psychiatric clinics 68 patients.

The Al-Amal Medical Center is following the necessary procedures and precautions in light of the coronavirus pandemic to provide services to patients in a safe medical environment.

Awareness campaigns were carried out to familiarize people with precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the disease, and they were provided with items for personal hygiene.

The medical director of the project, Dr. Tariq Shandab, said that the center aimed to serve more than 45,000 people and provide them with healthcare in a variety of fields, in addition to having an emergency department that worked around the clock and an integrated pharmacy to provide free medicine to all patients.

Shandab expressed his gratitude for the humanitarian services provided by Saudi Arabia, represented by KSRelief, to the Syrian refugees and their host community.