Health Minister Adel Adawi announced on Friday details of the ministry’s plan to offer health care to pilgrims during the Hajj season.
He noted that the ministry’s medical team to Saudi Arabia during the pilgrimage season would be responsible for providing all necessary health services to the pilgrims.
Muslim pilgrims gather on Mount Arafat, near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia (Photo: Reuters)
Hajj is an Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca and the largest gathering of Muslim people in the world every year.
Muslim pilgrims pray at the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca (Photo: Reuters)
It is one of the five pillars of Islam and a religious duty which must be carried out at least once in a lifetime by every adult Muslim who is physically and financially capable of undertaking the journey, and can support his family during his absence.
In Saudi Arabia arrangements are already in place to prepare for this year’s pilgrimage (Photo: Reuters)
In Saudi Arabia arrangements are already being put into place to prepare for this year’s pilgrimage.
More than 15,000 personnel have been mobilised to start implementing the plans.
There are more than 10,000 toilets and thousands of ablution areas and drinking water spouts have been set up in the courtyards of the mosque.
Muslims circle the Kaaba in the holy city of Mecca (Photo: Reuters)
Hundreds of preachers will be available to serve the pilgrims and hundreds of thousands of booklets and brochures in major languages will be distributed.