Nahdi annual ‘Medical Convoy’ sets out to serve pilgrims

Monday, August 20, 2018

JEDDAH — Nahdi Medical Company has initiated the first phase of its annual ‘Medical Convoy’ to provide Haj pilgrims with various medical services, and raise healthcare awareness among them.

Launched in collaboration with Makkah Region Health Affairs Directorate, the first phase of the caravan targets around 5,000 pilgrims from eight Haj delegations in different districts, including the Central Area of the Grand Mosque, Al-Aziziyah Al-Shamaliya, Al-Aziziyah Al-Janoubia, and Al-Naseem.

The convoy is run by highly-qualified medical teams who will perform diabetes tests, measure blood pressure levels and body temperature for pilgrims in the holy sites. To provide the best services, the convoy also comes with state-of-the-art medical equipment.

A special medical cadre of healthcare educators has been assigned to support other teams and offer free medical advice to pilgrims on the preventive measures required to protect their health and safety.

The initiative has been launched under the Nahdi corporate social sustainability program, which aims to enhance social sustainability. It reflects the company’s commitment to the pilgrims, in line with Vision 2030 objectives, and comes as part of the partnership between the private and public sectors to work towards the betterment of the community.

“We launch various medical initiatives every year, especially during the Haj season, in collaboration with the Makkah Region Health Affairs Directorate. This year, we have assigned more medical teams to check the health condition of the pilgrims, meet their healthcare needs and reassure them about the status of their health,” said Eng. Yasser Joharji, CEO of Nahdi Medical Company.

“The medical cadre educates pilgrims about the steps they should take to prevent any, God forbid, health complications that might arise. The aim is to enable pilgrims to perform the Hajj rituals in comfort and ease without having to worry about their health condition,” he added.

Last year’s caravan provided medical tests to over 8,500 pilgrims for eight days; an average of 1,000 pilgrims a day. The pilgrims were offered excellent medical services throughout the Hajj season. — SG