Arrangements made to take pilgrims in hospitals for Haj


MADINAH: Sick pilgrims who are confined to hospitals in Madinah will be transported to Makkah and the holy sites to perform Haj, head of the follow-up unit at the Haj secretariat in Madinah Abdul Aziz Al-Ayoubi announced Monday.

He said a special coordination meeting was held for the purpose Sunday evening with representatives of the Haj Ministry, the Red Crescent, the Health Affairs Department, the passport police, the private establishment for guides, the road security forces and other establishments involved in Haj services.

Al-Ayoubi said the transportation of sick pilgrims to Makkah would start Tuesday. He added that sick pilgrims who were able to ride in cars would be taken into ordinary buses, while those who were unable would be transported by ambulances.

Al-Ayoubi said the ambulances would travel in convoys and would be accompanied by representatives from a number of concerned government departments, including the road security and the passport police, to ensure their crossing of checkpoints.


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