Hajj season epidemic-free, says health minister

Thursday, August 23, 2018

JEDDAH: The current Hajj season has been epidemic-free after a large-scale program of health screening and vaccination of pilgrims was carried out, said Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah.

He revealed that 1.6 million pilgrims were medically screened at entry points. A further 360,000 Saudi pilgrims were vaccinated against polio and 480,000 Saudi pilgrims were vaccinated against seasonal flu and meningitis.

The ministry provided pilgrims with health care through 25 hospitals with a total capacity of 5,000 beds, 155 primary care centers and 180 ambulances in addition to mobile clinics and field hospitals.


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