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JEDDAH: Saudi Minister of Health Fahd Al-Jalajil announced the success of health plans for this year’s Hajj season and confirmed that there are no outbreaks or threats to public health, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Friday.

In a statement issued by the Command and Control Center at the port, Al-Jalajel said: “I am pleased to announce, with the support of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the follow-up of His Highness the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, the success of the Hajj plans for this year and the absence of any epidemics or threats to public health, as the number of pilgrims this season has returned to levels before. pandemic.”

The Minister of Health praised the role played by the Supreme Hajj Committee, headed by Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef, Minister of Interior, in resolving all health issues, and thanked the Ministry of Health for its effective contribution to implementing health plans.

He also thanked Prince Khalid bin Faisal, Governor of Makkah Al-Mukarramah Region, Chairman of the Central Hajj Committee, Prince Badr bin Sultan, Deputy Governor of Makkah Al-Mukarramah Region and Vice-Chairman of the Central Hajj Committee, and the Emirate of Makkah for the diligent follow-up: even that they provided and that contributed to this success.

The minister attributed the success of these plans to “the integration between all government agencies and the advance preparation for the Hajj season.”

Al-Jalajel explained that thanks to the will of King Salman, “more than 354 health care institutions have been equipped to serve the pilgrims, with the assistance of more than 36,000 health personnel from all health sectors, supported by more than 7,600 volunteers.”

He added that more than 400,000 pilgrims received health care during this year’s Hajj season. Among them, 50 underwent open-heart surgeries, 800 underwent cardiac catheterization, and more than 1,600 underwent dialysis sessions.

Four thousand pilgrims benefited from virtual medical consultations through the SEHA Virtual Hospital, which uses the latest innovative technologies to provide specialized services and support health facilities in the Kingdom, and 8,000 pilgrims were treated for heat exhaustion.

Mr. Al-Jalajel thanked all sectors that contributed to the health awareness of the pilgrims and provided them with services, and wished the pilgrims a safe journey to return to their countries.

This text is a translation of an article published on

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