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The Nation of Brunei Congratulates the Kingdom on Well-Managing of the Hajj Season after Recording no Diseases
27 October 2013
The nation of Brunei Darussalam has congratulated the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the well-managing of the Hajj season during this year (1434H), especially with regard to public health and the other medical fields; contributing thankfully to the success of the pilgrimage season after recording no epidemic or quarantine diseases.
 
For his part, the Official of Health Facilities at the International Affairs Unit in the Policy and Planning Department at the Bruneian Ministry of Health, Dr. Fandi Othman, has expressed his deep gratitude to the Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, May Allah protect him, for its ongoing commitment to providing the best possible care for pilgrims during the Hajj season.
 
During his participation at the 4th Islamic Conference of Health Ministers for the Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, which was held in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, Dr. Othman said that there are various factors that contributed to such well-managing of the pilgrimage season on the health level, more importantly, commitment to the highest political levels, and follow-up of comprehensive governmental approach, helping each governmental sector provide its services in the Hajj and Umrah season, especially with regard to the health of pilgrims, and provision of the comprehensive services, including all the medical and public health services, starting with the preventive aspects, including the epidemiological surveillance, and ending with the provision of health services from the third level.
 
In conclusion, Dr. Othman said that the factors include also facilitating the entry of pilgrims to health facilities, and access to medical services; that is to be added to providing these services for free by the Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. In addition, Dr. Othman highlighted that the services include vaccination and immunization against diseases, cooperation with the health authorities in each country having pilgrims in the Kingdom, particularly through their medical Hajj missions, commitment to transparency with the international community, and cooperation with the international organizations concerned with public health, especially with regard to the latest news of the novel Coronavirus in the Kingdom.
 



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