Health Ministry prepares services for Haj pilgrims
Health Minister Ahmed Al-Khateeb has urged his officials to provide the best health services to the guests of Allah who will be performing Haj during the forthcoming season. The minister made the comment while briefing key officials of his ministry on Monday during the first meeting of the Haj Preparatory Committee held at his office in Riyadh. The Ministry of Health deploys more than 20,000 officials who are stationed within the two holy cities for its health services for Haj pilgrims.
Al-Khateeb insisted that health and safety of all Haj pilgrims should be the foremost concern of the health officials, who will be monitoring the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah. The minister made special mention of cardiac patients, diabetics and pilgrims, who may need emergency surgeries and should therefore be well taken care of.
Following Al-Khateeb's comments, the floor was taken by Deputy Minister of Health for Planning and Development Dr. Mohammed bin Hamza Khoshaim, who reviewed the past services rendered by the officials, in order to plan out the future projects for the upcoming Haj.