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Awareness Program on the Common Diseases in Hajj for Clinicians and Health Professionals
29 September 2014
The Hajj Technical Supervision Committee organized the day before yesterday a training program at all Holy Sites' hospitals aiming at educating clinicians and health practitioners about the common diseases in Hajj, particularly Corona and Ebola. The program lasted for three days.
Consultant vascular surgeon, and the deputy chairman of the Technical Supervision Committee in charge of hospitals and primary care centers during Hajj, Dr. Saeed Al-Ghamdy, said that the training program included 8 courses, 19 hours for each course with a total of 152 hours at all Holy Sites' hospitals.
Likewise, he added that the courses aim at educating clinicians and health professionals, including technicians and nurses, about the common diseases during Hajj, particularly Corona and Ebola, and ways of protection against them, and how to protect themselves against these diseases, as well as how the pilgrims can protect themselves against the common diseases.
Further, he pointed out that the training program was presented by a constellation of consultants from all parts of the Kingdom who are specialized in the common diseases in Hajj. He went on saying that the number of attendees amounted to over 800 clinicians and health professionals in all the hospitals, and that number is projected to increase on the last day of the training program, affirming that the courses were accomplished in a manner that exceeded their expectations.

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