MoRA sets up hospitals in Makkah, Madinah to protect Hajj pilgrims’ health

ISLAMABAD - The Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA) delivered a large consignment of medicines for Pakistani pilgrims to Saudi Arabia.

The Religious Affairs Ministry Spokesman said that 2,300 pilgrims had left the country and reached Makkah and Madinah.

He said that approximately 1600 pilgrims will be arriving to Saudi Arabia through five more flights, adding that three Hajj flights from Islamabad and one each from Multan and Quetta will depart for Saudi Arabia.

Ministry of Religious Affairs delivers large consignment of medicines for Pakistani pilgrims to Saudi Arabia under Hajj medical mission

The spokesman said that the Ministry had set up hospitals in Makkah and Madinah to protect health of Hajj pilgrims, under Hajj medical mission. He, however, said that main control offices of ministry had established in Mikkah and Madinah. According to spokesman, all dispensaries have also been activated in residential sectors and Saudi airports. Makkah departure, helpline, monitoring, complaints cell, Haram guides and disappearance and recovery department had been established, he said. He added that ministry staff had been deployed in Jeddah and Madinah airport for guidance of pilgrims. Hajj assistants deployed in residential buildings to provide arrival facilities, food, Haram transport and other facilities, he said. According to Saudi guidelines, administration of coronavirus vaccine has been made mandatory for pilgrims of all ages (including children). He said that without full dose of the approved COVID-19 vaccinations from Saudi Arabia, the pilgrims will not be allowed to enter KSA.

‘’All Hajj pilgrims should carry Saudi-approved vaccine certificate with them before departure,’’ said spokesperson. He said that without proof of having approved vaccinations, the pilgrim will be offloaded from flight.

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