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Jeddah: Preventive and Therapeutic Services for Pilgrims at KAIA
24 July 2018

Jeddah Health Affairs implements comprehensive health plan in order to provide the highest quality health services for the guest of Allah, through therapeutic, preventive and ambulatory programs and well-equipped health facilities and highly trained medical staff. 

In this vein, the Health Control Centers at King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) have prepared more than 632 employees, including physicians, technicians and administrators for this year's Hajj season. Their main job is to prevent importation of communicable diseases and to ensure that health requirements are applied by pilgrims. Also, the centers were enhanced with 5 well-equipped ambulances and state-of-the-art appliances. In addition, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) rooms, isolation rooms, medical clinics and inpatient rooms have been prepared at the airport's 4 centers at the pilgrims' terminal, northern and southern terminals and deportation terminal. It is noted that, since the beginning of Dhu al-Qidah until now, 14,411 pilgrims were vaccinated against poliomyelitis and the preventive vaccine was administered to 15,973 pilgrims, and 1,202 patients visited the medical center.  

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