2024 Hajj: Kwara begins Airlift May 20th, commence vaccination for intending pilgrims

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The Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board on Thursday commenced medical screening and vaccination for 3,102, pilgrims for this year’s hajj.

Speaking at the event, the Chairman, Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Professor Mashood Mahmud-Jimba said the screening was designed to ascertain the health status of each pilgrim in fulfillment of the requirements of the Saudi Arabia government.

Professor Mahmud-Jimba, according to a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the Board, Jumoke Jimoh said medical officials would screen the pilgrims for malaria, typhoid, Hepatitis B, and pregnancy tests, adding that intending pilgrims would also vaccinate against diseases such as polio, meningitis and Yellow fever.

In his remark, the Executive Secretary of the Board, Alhaji AbdulSalam Abdulkadir said the vaccination exercise would be carried out at the premises of the Board beginning at eight o’clock each day and will end next week Tuesday.

Alhaji Abdulkadi appealed to intending pilgrims to make themselves available for the exercise adding that the screening would help them know their health status to prevent them from sickness before, during and after the Hajj exercise.

According to him, the first batch of three hundred and ten intending pilgrims will be airlifting from Ilorin International Airport, Ilorin on the 20th of this month.

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