Wheelchair service in Grand Mosque beefed up

By BADEA ABU AL-NAJA | ARAB NEWS

MAKKAH: The Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques Affairs said it has made available 5,000 wheelchairs and 100 electric wheelchairs for elderly and disabled pilgrims during Ramadan.

Pilgrims can obtain wheelchairs free of charge from an office in the eastern courtyard of the Grand Mosque between the Asr prayer and midnight, according to a statement from the presidency.

The presidency has also supplied 100 automatic wheelchairs, which pilgrims can get from the Al-Safa office on the first floor of the Grand Mosque.

This is apart from more than 500 paid wheelchairs available at the ground floor near Safa.

Wheelchairs can be pushed in and out of the mosque through 18 gates, including the escalators of Al-Arqam, Al-Marwah, Murad, Al-Fatah and Al-Qarara. read more

Pilgrims collect wheelchairs from the concerned office in the eastern courtyard of the Grand Mosque in Makkah. (AN photo)

Categories: Islam, Saudi Arabia

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