Hajj Days: 5,000 Doctors to Serve Pilgrims in 183 Health Facilities in Mina

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The Saudi Ministry of Health reports that over 32,000 medical and administrative staff have been deployed across several health facilities, with more than 5,000 doctors of various specialties.

The Saudi healthcare system announced today its full readiness and commitment to receive and serve pilgrims during the Hajj season of 1445 AH. 

They detailed that hospitals, health centers, and mobile clinics in Mecca, as well as Medina, and various holy sites are utilizing integrated preparations and new technologies to provide the best healthcare for pilgrims.

The Saudi Ministry of Health reported that over 32,000 medical and administrative staff have been deployed across several health facilities and centers, including more than 5,000 doctors of various specialties to provide the necessary healthcare and 24/7 response to any emergencies throughout the 183 medical facilities.

These facilities comprise 32 hospitals, 151 health centers, and 6 mobile clinics, all equipped with the latest medical technologies to ensure immediate and effective healthcare delivery.

The capacity of these facilities exceeds 6,400 beds distributed among all hospitals and centers, including intensive care, emergency and isolation beds. 

The ministry further highlighted that along with staff and supplies, the latest healthcare technologies and automated services are being used, including the ongoing operation of the “Seha” virtual hospital and its connected virtual clinics.

This operation aims to provide remote services and medical information to pilgrims using advanced technologies.

Coordination is also underway with relevant authorities to use drones to quickly and efficiently transport blood units and laboratory samples between hospitals in the holy sites.

In efforts to fortify collaboration with the national pilgrim care system, the Saudi ministry says they continue to participate in the “Road to Mecca” initiative, with measures aimed at facilitating pilgrims’ entry, enforcing health requirements, and mitigating pre-departure requirements before arrival in Saudi Arabia.

Within this initiative, the ministry is participating with countries to ensure pilgrims’ compliance with health requirements before their arrival, enabling them to proceed directly to their residences without the need for verification procedures upon exit.

Additionally, the ministry notes that they are organizing health awareness campaigns, which include distributing educational brochures and running awareness programs at exhibitions in ports, halls, and Hajj missions. 

The health ministry’s statement added that the Saudi Red Crescent Authority completed its preparations to receive and serve pilgrims for the Hajj 1445 season, mobilizing all its human capacities in addition to ground and aerial ambulance services.

Disaster and rapid response vehicles, motorcycles, and golf carts are also deployed for high-quality rescue operations. 

This year’s Hajj will see the participation of 34,000 Moroccan pilgrims. Of these,22,500 are under the supervision of the Ministry of Habous and Islamic Affairs, while 11,500 opted for independent travel agencies. 

A team of 738 administrators, ulemas (Islamic scholars), medical practitioners, and media personnel, including 520 supervisors, will be assisting and guiding the pilgrims throughout their Hajj rituals. 

Source: Morroco News

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