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Dr. Al-Howasi: 25 MOH Hospitals in the Service of Pilgrims in the Holy Sites
15 September 2014
His Excellency the Vice Minister of Health for Health Affairs, Dr. Masnour bin Nasser Al-Howasi pointed out that the Ministry of Health (MOH) has enthusiastically undertaken the task of shining light on the efforts exerted by our Prudent Government in terms of providing all what is required for maintaining all the pilgrims' health and safety; in order to enable them to perform their Hajj rites in an atmosphere filled with peace, and supported by fully-fledged healthcare.
 
Dr Al-Howasi went on adding that “the MOH has been doing its utmost since the end of the last Hajj season for completing its equipment and preparations earlier. This aims to deliver its services for the Hajj performers, and provide the health care for them in both Makkah and Madinah. Also, thanks to Allah and the boundless support from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, the Crown Prince and the Deputy Crown Prince, the MOH managed to finish all arrangements for receiving the Hajj performers in this year’s Hajj season.”
Within the same vein, Dr. Al-Howasi underlined that the MOH has prepared for this year’s Hajj season to receive pilgrims with fully-fledged system of the health and preventive services. These services were provided with the latest technological means, high quality and in a more inclusive way, through well-trained workforce. This is meant for guaranteeing the highest distinction level in terms of performance, as well as exerting every effort and working on overcoming obstacles to render this year’s Hajj season easier and safer through the direct and ongoing coordination with all the bodies participating in the Hajj season.
 
“Meanwhile,” Dr. Al-Howasi continued, “MOH harnessed all its capabilities to support the health facilities; hospitals as well as permanent and seasonal health centers in the Holy Sites, Makkah and Madinah. To that effect, the MOH prepared 25 hospitals in all the Hajj regions with a total capacity of 4700 beds, including the intensive care beds. Not only that, the MOH also provided 550 emergency beds. On the other hand, the number of health centers to be operated this year reached up to over 141 ones, of which there are permanent ones operating all year round, and seasonal ones operating around the clock during the Hajj season.”
  
In a similar fashion, Dr. Al-Howasi added that the MOH monitors and closely follows up the health situation, domestically and internationally, with the latest technological equipment. “In this spirit,” he expounded, “it has taken all preventive precautions at all the land, air, and sea ports; in order to contribute to making a success of the MOH’s plans meant for maintaining the pilgrims' health and safety before, during and after performing the Hajj rituals.”
 
Concluding, Dr. Al-Howasi affirmed that all the health sectors work according to a fully-fledged health system, and upon incessant directives from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, the Crown Prince and the Deputy Crown Prince, May Allah protect them, and under the same banner, according to plans and full coordination to make a success of the Hajj season every year.
 



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