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MOH to Launch its Health Awareness Program: (Pilgrims' Health Is Our Top Concern)
10 September 2015
As part of the health awareness activities launched by the Ministry of Health (MOH) every Hajj season, and within the framework of its efforts to maintain the health and safety of pilgrims, citizens and residents, and seeking to provide them with health tips and medical guidelines, the MOH's Health Awareness Information Center is to launch its annual health awareness program dubbed: (Pilgrims' Health Is Our Top Concern) next Sunday, September 13th, 2015 (corresponding to Dhul-Qi‘dah 29th, 1436H), for the twelfth consecutive year, via the toll-free number: 8002494444; and through the MOH's account on Twitter: @SAUDIMOH.
This was announced by the Director General of Public Relations, Media and International Relations, Mr. Faisal bin Saeed Al-Zahrani. He said that the Center is to host daily, Allah willing, an elite of consultants and specialists in various health specialties; in order to answer all calls and the inquiries of those people seeking to perform Hajj this year, and to brief them on the main health requirements to be met by pilgrims, as well as the health awareness tips and guidelines to be followed before, during and even after performing Hajj. “On the first day, Sunday, September 13th, 2014 (corresponding to Dhul-Qi‘dah 29th, 1436H), the Center is to host Dr. Khaled Al-Nemr, a Consultant in Cardiology, Arterial Catheterization and Tomography and Nuclear Imaging, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.; to answer all inquiries raised by cardiac patients, especially those willing to perform Hajj this year for the first time, notwithstanding the health problems they suffer from,” said Al-Zahrani.
Besides, the Center will host Dr. Nesreen Al-Sherbieny, a consultant in infectious diseases and fever, on Monday, September 14th, 2015 (corresponding to Dhul-Hijjah 1st, 1436H),  from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.; in order to answer all pilgrims’ inquiries concerning the ways to avoid viruses and infectious diseases.
While on Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 (corresponding to Dhul-Hijjah 2nd, 1436H), the Center will host Dr. Hafizah Turkistani, a consultant in obstetrics and gynecology, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.; in order to provide pregnant women, especially those willing to perform Hajj, with the most important health tips that must be adhered to before and during performing Hajj.
Also, the Center will host Dr. Safeyyah Al-Sherbini, a consultant in endocrinology and diabetes, on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 (corresponding to Dhul-Hijjah 3rd, 1436H), from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.; in order to provide diabetics with information and health tips on the most important medications that should be included in their medical kits, and how to deal with diabetes during the Hajj period, in order to avoid the dangers resulting from high or low blood sugar, Allah forbid, in addition to other health tips.
By the end of the week, the Center will keep on its health awareness program and host Ms. Hasna Al-Shammari, a clinical nutritionist, on Thursday, September 17th, 2015 (corresponding to Dhul-Hijjah 4th, 1436H); in order to provide pilgrims with a healthy balanced diet, that should be followed during performing Hajj, to help them avoid a lot of health problems, such as food poisoning, constipation and indigestion, etc., which may impede their movement and prevent them from performing the Hajj rituals easily and smoothly.
It is worth mentioning that the female specialists at MOH's Media and Health Information Center will be fully ready during the Eid days, throughout the working hours, to provide the pilgrims and their families (via the toll-free number: 8002494444, and through the MOH's account on Twitter: @SAUDIMOH) with health tips and guidelines underscoring the importance of adhering to the basic vaccinations and medical prescriptions in due time, along with the other health issues of concern for them. This comes as part of the MOH's endeavors to help pilgrims, Allah willing, perform the Hajj rituals easily, smoothly and safely.

Last Update : 14 September 2015 01:09 PM
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