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MOH: 11 Health Control Centers Prepared at Access Points
04 July 2019

​The Ministry of Health (MOH) has further intensified its preparations to provide healthcare services to pilgrims during Hajj season of 1440H., and announced completion of 11 health control centers at air, sea and land access points. The centers operate 24/7.  ​

According to MOH, theses centers carryout a number of tasks since the beginning of this month, Dhu al-Qidah, and as the first line of defense, they seek to take preventive measures and to apply the international health regulations to various means of transportation, incoming pilgrims and their luggage and imported foodstuffs to protect the Kingdom against infiltration and spread of infections.

It pointed out that these centers have been enhanced with the necessary equipment to assume their role, including manpower to operate 24/7 during Hajj Season, training for manpower participating in Hajj, as well as cutting-edge isolation rooms to segregate suspected cases before taking them to professional hospitals. MOH has also provided medical supplies (vaccines, preventive drugs etc.), in addition to Hi-Tech ambulances to transport patients to the nearest hospital.

The centers provide the pilgrims with healthcare services as well as health instructions and advises through awareness materials that are updated periodically. The General Authority of Civil Aviation broadcasts these materials on board the planes carrying the pilgrims. Also, the centers, through the Epidemiological Surveillance Program «HESN», provide all health authorities with information about pilgrims' statistics and health status in order to provide integrated and outstanding health services to Allah's guests. 

Last Update : 08 July 2019 12:00 PM
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