The overall health situation of pilgrims is good and there are no epidemiological or quarantine cases to appear, so far, among pilgrims or in the sacred places, Minister of Health Dr. Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah announced here today, pointing out that the ministry is focusing on the priority of preventive aspects of pilgrims, as it follows developments and changes in the health situation, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and other related international health bodies.
He said that the Ministry of Health has taken all early preventive and precautionary measures to preserve the health and safety of pilgrims, stressing that hospitals and health centers are ready to provide pilgrims with services, whether in the holy places or inside Makkah.
In the same context, the ministry indicated that hospitals in Makkah and Madinah continued to provide pilgrims with specialized services, during Hajj season of this year.
There were 380 heart catheters and 21 open heart operations conducted, since the beginning of Dhu al-Qa'da until 6 Dhu al-Hijjah, in addition to 1405 blood dialysis (renal) and a number of 80 binoculars, as well as the number of 482 different surgeries, during the same period.
The total number of visits to the emergency departments in the hospitals of Makkah and Madinah of pilgrims is 19775 visits, the number of outpatients of clinics is 29338 and the number of reporters to the clinics amounted to 197641 references, while the number of cases of admissions is 2093 cases, while another 32 cases of heat stress were reported, and that one case was due to sun stroke.