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Al-Howasi Extends Eid Greetings to MOH Employees and Thanks them for the Success of the Hajj Season
12 October 2014
On the advent of Eid Al-Adha, His Excellency the Vice Minister of Health for Health Affairs, Dr. Mansour bin Nasser Al–Howasi, extended his best wishes to His Majesty the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz, His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, and His Royal Highness the Deputy Crown Prince - may Allah protect them. He also congratulated them for the success of this Hajj season.
During the Eid ceremony held this Sunday morning, Dr. Al Howasi stated, “This year's Hajj season has been a great success in many ways. All sectors of the Government, including the Ministry of Health (MOH), were able to sustain the pilgrim’s well-being and safety; by the grace of Allah in the first place, and then the support of Kingdom's Rulers.”
He extended his thanks and appreciation to MOH employees who participated in this year's Hajj season. He also wished them all good luck and success.
On his part, Dr. Hassan Al-Bishri, representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in KSA, lauded the health services provided by the Government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques - May Allah protect him - for pilgrims . He praised the scientific actions and precautionary measures taken by the MOH, which contributed to maintaining health and safety of the pilgrims and recording no epidemic or pandemic diseases.
The Eid greeting ceremony was attended by the His Excellency the Shura Council member, Dr. Abdurrahman Al-Swailim, and number of MOH senior officials, in addition to a number of the officials of the different heath sectors. This Eid ceremony is an annual occasion organized by the Ministry of Health, and is one of its social programs meant to strengthen the brotherly relations amongst its employees, and to facilitate the exchanging of well-wishes on this blissful occasion.
It's noteworthy that MOH has provided various services for more than 472.000 diseased pilgrims; its health centers have received more than 329,000 pilgrims, while the outpatient clinics of hospitals have received about 111,000 pilgrims. In addition, about 28,000 pilgrims have visited emergency sections and more than 3,700 pilgrims were admitted to hospitals.
Further, on-site therapeutic services were provided for more than 16.000 pilgrims by the emergency and field medicine teams. MOH has provided 19,000 units of blood and blood products from all groups. In addition, 19 open heart surgeries, 330 catheterization operations, 988 dialysis sessions and 55 endoscopic operations were conducted. 

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