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Dr. Khoshaim Reviews with Heads of Hajj Committees Remarks and Proposals for the Next Year's Hajj Season
06 October 2014
​As they always do at the end of every Hajj season, the Ministry of Health (MOH) preparatory committees held yesterday morning a meeting under the chairmanship of the Vice Minister of Health for Planning and Development and the Head of Hajj Preparatory Committees, Dr. Mohammed Khoshaim, so as to get acquainted with the positive points and discuss the obstacles faced by the committees during this year's Hajj in order to avoid them during the 1436H's Hajj season, Allah willing.
  
At the beginning of the meeting, Dr. Khoshaim expressed his happiness and the happiness of all MOH employees over the tribute paid by the World Health Organization (WHO) on the success of the MOH’s health plan and the procedures it took during this year's Hajj, especially after it declared that the Hajj season of this year was free from any infectious and epidemic diseases, Allah blessing. 
 
He attributed such success to the blessing of Allah in the first place, then to the services provided by the government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for the Guests of Allah, and finally to the laudable efforts exerted by the MOH staff to provide health care for pilgrims, pointing out that such achievements will make workers assume a greater responsibility during the next year's Hajj season as the performance must be improved from a season to another.
 
Meanwhile, the committees will continue their periodic meetings for the early preparation of the next year's Hajj season. It is noteworthy that the ministry's facilities, as per the health reports and statistics, have provided during this year's Hajj season many services for more than 472,000 pilgrims, including (but not limited to) the following:  
 
  • The health centers received more than 329,000 pilgrims.
  • The hospitals' outpatient clinics received about 111,000 pilgrims.
  • The hospitals' emergency sections received nearly 28,000 pilgrims.
  • The number of inpatients at hospitals reached more than 3,700 pilgrims.
  • More than 16,000 were treated on site by the emergency and field medicine teams.
  • The ministry provided 19 thousand units of blood and its products for all groups.

In the same vein, the 1435H’s Hajj season also witnessed the performance of the following operations:

  • 19 open-heart surgeries.
  • 330 cardiac catheterization operations.
  • 988 dialysis sessions.
  • 55 gastrointestinal endoscopy operations.
 
 



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