Saudi Arabia’s healthcare system announces full readiness to receive and serve pilgrims during Hajj 1445

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, June 8, 2024: The Saudi healthcare system has announced its full readiness to receive and serve pilgrims during Hajj 1445 AH, through comprehensive preparations and new technologies that encompass all hospitals, health centers, and mobile clinics in Makkah, Madinah, and various holy sites to provide the best healthcare services to the Guests of Allah.

Over 32,000 medical and administrative personnel:

The Saudi Ministry of Health has revealed the deployment of more than 32,000 medical and administrative personnel across various facilities and health centers, including more than 5,000 doctors from various specialties, to provide the necessary healthcare and respond promptly to any emergencies around the clock in 183 medical facilities, including 32 hospitals, 151 health centers, and 6 mobile clinics, equipped with the latest medical technologies to ensure the provision of immediate and effective healthcare.

Over 6,400 beds:

The capacity of these facilities is more than 6,400 beds distributed among all hospitals and centers, including intensive care and emergency beds as well as isolation beds.

Latest technologies and automated services:

In addition to human and material resources, the latest health technologies and automated services are also being utilized, including the continuous operation of the virtual hospital “Seha” and its affiliated virtual clinics, which provide remote services and medical information to pilgrims using advanced technologies.

Drone usage:

Coordination is also underway with the competent authorities to use drones to quickly and efficiently transport blood units and laboratory samples between the hospitals of the Holy Sites.

Participation in the “Road to Makkah” Initiative:

To strengthen collaboration with the national pilgrim care system, the Saudi Ministry of Health continues to participate in the “Road to Makkah” Initiative, with roles aimed at facilitating the entry of pilgrims, applying health requirements, and completing preventive measures before their departure to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as well as coordinating with participating countries to ensure pilgrims’ compliance with health requirements before their arrival, allowing them to proceed directly to their residences without the need to complete verification procedures at the exits.

Health awareness programs for pilgrims:

Health awareness efforts for pilgrims are increasing through the distribution of educational brochures and awareness programs through exhibitions in ports, halls, and Hajj missions.

Saudi Red Crescent preparations:

For its part, the Saudi Red Crescent Authority has completed its preparations to receive and serve pilgrims for Hajj 1445, mobilizing all its human capabilities and land and air ambulance services, as well as disaster and rapid response vehicles, in addition to motorcycles and golf carts, for high-quality rescue operations.

A safe and blessed Hajj season:

These preparations confirm the great efforts made by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to ensure a safe and blessed Hajj season for all pilgrims, embodying its noble mission to serve the Guests of Allah.

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