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MOH Media Information Center Hosts Dr. Munira Ba-Rajaa
14 October 2012
   Dr. Munira Ba-Rajaa, family and community medicine consultant, has asserted that when someone wants to perform the Hajj, it is preferably to visit the health center or his physician to check his ability to perform Hajj and to take the necessary precautions and to know how to prevent himself from diseases.
 
Dr. Ba-Rajaa has advised people with chronic diseases to make sure that physical fitness is suitable for performing Hajj, and to take sufficient amount of their medicines, asking their physicians about the procedures to be followed in case of emergency. Physician may ask them to provide a medical report about their Health status.

During hosting her in Media information and health awareness center in Ministry of Health via guests of Al-Rahman through which inquiries of callers responding to it by group of doctors and specialists through center’s telephone 08002494444.

 Dr. Mounira emphasized that it is necessary to take basic vaccinations required for Hajj, seasonal influenza and meningitis vaccinations, ten days before going to Hajj and to take some medicines, for light medical conditions, such as: heartburn medicines, painkillers, antipyretic, moisturizing creams, treatment of burns cream, in addition to stomachache and cold medicines. She asserted that it is necessary not to eat exposed food for fear of poisoning and to drink sufficient liquids and to drink mineral water to avoid dehydration.

Dr. Munira Ba-Rajaa, the family and community medicine consultant, has advised people with chronic diseases not to perform Hajj, if the health status is not stable, especially those who need dialysis. Also, some heart patients who will exert great efforts during Hajj and will be unable to perform the rites. If the health status is stable there is no objection to the perform Hajj.

She stressed that is necessary for pilgrims to take their medicines, avoid congestion to prevent the transmission of diseases or to avoid the scramble for the prevention of accidents, taking all the necessary precautions, to check their ability to perform Hajj, visit the physician to check the general health status, exercise caution in choosing kind of foods and proper nutrition, compensate liquids, sleep well, and take a rest during rituals to be able to perform Hajj without health problems – Allah willing.
 
Dr. Munira Ba-Rajaa, family and community medicine consultant, emphasized that after Hajj and in case pilgrims suffer from any symptoms, they have to visit physician to take the required medicine.
 
 



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