885 Egyptian pilgrims received medical examination, treatment in Saudi Arabia: Egypt’s health ministry – Health – Egypt
Muslim pilgrims circumambulate around the Kaaba, Islam s holiest shrine, at the Grand mosque in the holy Saudi town of Mecca during the once-a-year hajj pilgrimage, on July 17, 2021. AFP
It included that considering that Egyptian pilgrims started off arriving Tuesday night, 154 experienced obtained medical treatment in the delegation’s Mecca clinics when the other 731 ended up treated in Medina clinics.
The ministry has coordinated with Saudi Arabia to carry out dialysis periods for an Egyptian client and chemotherapy periods for an oncology affected individual at the kingdom’s hospitals, Spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Inhabitants Hossam Abdel-Ghaffar stated.
Also, the ministry confirmed that all Egyptian pilgrims have been absolutely free of any infectious ailments, and reiterated the comprehensive cooperation and coordination with all hospitals and the Saudi health authorities.
Earlier, Egypt’s Social Solidarity Minister Nevine El-Qabbaj said that the first batch of pilgrims travelling below the sponsorship of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) arrived in Saudi Arabia on Friday. This batch included 225 participants with the remaining batches to abide by on 2 July.
They ended up adopted by pilgrims registered through tourism businesses, who started to get there in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, according to a assertion by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities.
The ministry has allocated cellular phone quantities for pilgrims and tourism providers to communicate instantly all over the clock with the ministry’s inspection committee positioned in Mecca, on the number 0558835153, and in Medina on the selection 0551731706.
Hajj is a person of the world’s major religious gatherings. In 2019, about 2.5 million persons of all nationalities performed Hajj. The variety of pilgrims Saudi Arabia will receive in 2022, nonetheless, will continue to be 40 % considerably less – almost a million people – than pre-pandemic figures.
Saudi Arabia declared previously that it would resume acquiring non-Saudi pilgrims subsequent a two-yr hiatus owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Just after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, Saudi authorities allowed only 1,000 pilgrims to participate.
In 2021, the overall improved to 60,000 entirely vaccinated citizens and people picked as a result of a lottery.
The Hajj year is expected to commence on 7 July and will conclude on 12 July.
All capable Muslims are required to accomplish the Hajj pilgrimage, just one of the 5 pillars of Islam, at the time in their life span. The Hajj is made up of a sequence of religious rites that are done about 5 times in Islam’s holiest town, Mecca, and the bordering parts of western Saudi Arabia.