Red Crescent hires translators for better communication with the sick

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

By Sara Al-Sharif

Okaz/Saudi Gazette

MADINAH — The Saudi Red Crescent Authority has established a committee of female interpreters inside the Prophet's Mosque to assist its rescue and ambulance teams in communicating with the sick visitors.

The committee represents a link between the sick people and the paramedics. Its members communicate with the sick worshipers to know their complaints, history of disease and the drugs they are taking.

They then convey the information to the paramedics and will also translate their instructions and guidance to the sick people.

The committee includes a number of volunteering female translators who speak many languages including English, French, Urdu, Turkish, Hawsa, Fulani, Bengali, Malaysian and Indonesian.

The committee, which is working 24/7, has so far made instant translations for more than 100 cases at the females section in the mosque.