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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Thanks Dr. Al-Rabeeah for the Outstanding Success in 1433-Hajj Season
20 November 2012

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques has extended his thanks and appreciation to His Excellency the Minister of Health, Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah, on the outstanding success achieved by the Ministry of Health (MOH) during 1433-Hajj season.

In a telegram dispatched to Dr. Al-Rabeeah, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques - May Allah protect him - said, “We would like to express our appreciation for your kind feelings and sincere supplications. First of all, we thank our Lord, Almighty, on the outstanding success which enabled pilgrims to perform the Hajj rituals easily, conveniently and safely. In addition, we pray for Almighty Allah to make all our deeds sincere for His sake. He is All-Hearing and Ever-Responsive!”

For his part, His Excellency the Minister of Health, Dr. Al-Rabeeah, as well as the MOH employees, expressed the deepest thanks and great gratitude to His Royal Majesty, meanwhile lauding the colossal efforts made by the Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, May Allah protect them, in serving the visitors of the Sacred House of Allah (pilgrims), and providing  sound and healthy circumstances for them to perform Hajj rituals easily and conveniently.

In a telegram to The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Dr. Al-Rabeeah said, “I am pleased to inform your Royal Majesty that 1433-Hajj was free of epidemic or pandemic diseases, and that pilgrims’ health status is in general reassuring, according to the results of the field survey and studying the general health status of the pilgrims, Praise and Gratitude be to Allah.”

Dr. Al-Rabeeah kept on adding, “On this occasion, I can’t but confirm to your Majesty that what has been achieved wouldn’t have been possible except by the Grace and Guidance of Almighty Allah, and then by your prudent directives and the keen interest of our government, under your wise leadership, in providing the pilgrims of the Sacred House of Allah with services in various fields, especially in the health domain; which has had the greatest impact in reducing accidents, maintaining the health and safety of pilgrims, and conducting services during this year’s Hajj season in this bright manner.

It is noteworthy that the Ministry of Health has provided distinguished health services for pilgrims. The total of pilgrims who have received such services has mounted to 504.071. Field medical teams have treated 16066 pilgrims on place, whereas 4515 patients have been hospitalized. Furthermore, this year has witnessed performing more specific surgeries. The number of heart catheterization surgeries has reached 463 surgeries, in addition to 42 open-heart surgeries. The number of dialysis sessions was 3112, that is to be added to 32 endoscopy operations and 10 birth-giving cases.




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