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Dr. Al-Rabeeah: MOH Did not Record any Serious Diseases among Pilgrims
10 October 2013
As part of the efforts exerted by the Ministry of Health (MOH) to carry out the directives of the rulers, May Allah protect them, His Excellency the Minister of Health, Dr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Rabeeah, announced that all health facilities have become ready to provide health services for the pilgrims.
 
It is worth mentioning that Dr. Al-Rabeeah has delivered such a statement while heading the sixth meeting of MOH's Hajj Preparatory Committees, which was held on Thursday at King Abdullah Medical City in Makkah.
 
Within the same vein, Dr. Al-Rabeeah stressed that the MOH has not recorded, upon the daily reports, any epidemic or Coronavirus cases or any other serious diseases among pilgrims, indicating that the pilgrims' health status is good and reassuring, thankfully.
 
In addition, Dr. Al-Rabeeah highlighted that the meeting comes within the framework of the ongoing meetings convened by the Hajj Preparatory Committees; adding that this meeting aims at conducting a final review over the achievements of the Committees after the completion of the preparations; that is to be added to equipping all health facilities in the holy sites with the necessary materials in order to provide the best health services for pilgrims.
 
Moreover, Dr. Al-Rabeeah added that he feels optimistic over the success of the pilgrimage season on the health level, Allah willing, pointing out that all the sub-committees are fully ready and prepared to ensure the success of the pilgrimage season this year.
 
Dr. Al-Rabeeah further noted that the medical reports are reassuring, and the health status of pilgrims is good, highlighting that no serious diseases were monitored among pilgrims. Moreover, the health facilities are distinctively ready for the pilgrimage season, and the field work teams are prepared to provide the best health services for pilgrims.
 
As for MOH's preparations, Dr. Al-Rabeeah underscored that since the end of the pilgrimage season in the last year, the Ministry, as usual, has worked on monitoring all health problems and challenges, and studied the application of all possible suggestions to avoid the occurrence of such problems again, noting that the Ministry has successfully, thanks to Allah, managed to overcome all issues, whether in terms of facilities, equipment or manpower.
 
Speaking of the new health services provided for pilgrims, Dr. Al-Rabeeah explained that new programs have been added to the qualitative specialized programs, including the Heart Rescue Program, which was launched in Madinah; that is to be added to the development of the Viral Diseases Surveillance Program, more importantly the novel Coronavirus.
 
In the same context, Dr. Al-Rabeeah highlighted that the Ministry of Health has established 18 health facilities on the gates of the Holy Sites’ train for the first time, stuffed by 150 physicians and nurses, in addition to other 16 health centers on the Jamarat Bridge.
 
Finally, Dr. Al-Rabeeah noted that the number of specialized hospitals in the Hajj season this year has reached 25 hospitals, including 4 hospital in Arafat, 4 in Mina, 7 in Makkah, in addition to King Abdullah Medical City, and 9 hospitals in Madinah, along with other 141 primary health care centers scattered all over the holy sites.



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