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MOH Getting Ready for the Next Year's Hajj Season
17 October 2013
In line with its enduring custom, the Ministry of Health (MOH) has embarked on preparation for the coming Hajj season.
 
In this spirit, the MOH Hajj Preparatory Committees held an evaluation meeting today (Thursday) at Mina Emergency Hospital, under the chairmanship of His Excellency the Vice Minister of Health for Planning and Development, and chairman of the Hajj Preparatory Committees, Dr. Mohamed Khoshaim. The meeting shed light on the strengths, seeking to enhance them, and the challenges and hardships which have impeded the work teams, in order to put forth proper solutions to come over them.
 
Opening the meeting, Dr. Khoshaim congratulated the MOH staff for the success of this year's Hajj season, and declaring it free from epidemic and pandemic diseases, most importantly the novel coronavirus. He expressed his appreciation for the concerted efforts made by the MOH employees in their quest to serve pilgrims and provide best-quality health services for them. That is through the preventive, therapeutic and ambulatory services, thereby controlling outbreaks, and preventing the prevalence of infectious diseases. That is to be added to health facilities prepared to receive pilgrims in Makkah, Madinah and the Holy Places: 25 hospitals (with a total bed capacity of 5.250 beds), 141 health centers, and 17 emergency centers along the Jamarat Bridge, in addition to 80 large ambulances and 95 small ambulances for field medicine services.
 
He also commended the humanitarian health services, including a convoy to take 345 diseased pilgrims from the hospitals of Makkah, Madinah, Jeddah, and the Holy Sites to the Mount Arafat. He also touched upon the specific health services provided by the Ministry of Health for diseased pilgrims: 18 open-heart surgeries, 354 cardiac catheterization operations, 77 digestive endoscopy operations, and 1.336 dialysis sessions of both types (hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis).
 
It followed that Dr. Khoshaim discussed with attendees a number of topics on the agenda, and reviewed a number of the reports submitted to him by the heads of Hajj committees. The meeting discussed the workflow of Hajj committees, their achievements, as well as the obstacles and hardships facing the. Besides, proposals put forth by heads of the committees to develop their work in a way that evades shortcomings in the forthcoming Hajj seasons have been discussed. In doing so, the committees are seeking to provide the best and highest health services for the 'pilgrims of Allah' (pilgrims), according to the Royal directives to provide all possible facilitations, and provide a healthy and safe environment for pilgrims to perform the Hajj safely and easily.
for the coming Hajj season.
 
In this spirit, the MOH Hajj Preparatory Committees held an evaluation meeting today (Thursday) at Mina Emergency Hospital, under the chairmanship of His Excellency the Vice Minister of Health for Planning and Development, and chairman of the Hajj Preparatory Committees, Dr. Mohamed Khoshaim.
 
The meeting shed light on the strengths, seeking to enhance them, and the challenges and hardships which have impeded the work teams, in order to put forth proper solutions to come over them.
 
Opening the meeting, Dr. Khoshaim congratulated the MOH staff for the success of this year's Hajj season, and declaring it free from epidemic and pandemic diseases, most importantly the novel coronavirus.
 
He expressed his appreciation for the concerted efforts made by the MOH employees in their quest to serve pilgrims and provide best-quality health services for them.
 
That is through the preventive, therapeutic and ambulatory services, thereby controlling outbreaks, and preventing the prevalence of infectious diseases.
 
That is to be added to health facilities prepared to receive pilgrims in Makkah, Madinah and the Holy Places: 25 hospitals (with a total bed capacity of 5.250 beds), 141 health centers, and 17 emergency centers along the Jamarat Bridge, in addition to 80 large ambulances and 95 small ambulances for field medicine services.
 
He also commended the humanitarian health services, including a convoy to take 345 diseased pilgrims from the hospitals of Makkah, Madinah, Jeddah, and the Holy Sites to the Mount Arafat.
 
He also touched upon the specific health services provided by the Ministry of Health for diseased pilgrims: 18 open-heart surgeries, 354 cardiac catheterization operations, 77 digestive endoscopy operations, and 1.336 dialysis sessions of both types (hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis).
 
It followed that Dr. Khoshaim discussed with attendees a number of topics on the agenda, and reviewed a number of the reports submitted to him by the heads of Hajj committees.
 
The meeting discussed the workflow of Hajj committees, their achievements, as well as the obstacles and hardships facing the. Besides, proposals put forth by heads of the committees to develop their work in a way that evades shortcomings in the forthcoming Hajj seasons have been discussed.
 
In doing so, the committees are seeking to provide the best and highest health services for the 'pilgrims of Allah' (pilgrims), according to the Royal directives to provide all possible facilitations, and provide a healthy and safe environment for pilgrims to perform the Hajj safely and easily.



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