Hajj1443 – Saudi Arabia serves 300 disabled pilgrims

Hajj1443 – Saudi Arabia serves 300 disabled pilgrims
The Saudi government has provided a number of the best facilities and services to welcome pilgrims who this year reached one million from all countries in the world, the first time it was opened since two years of restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (SPA)

Serving the disabled is part of the Kingdom government initiative launched by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, for the second year in a row, which also includes orphans from across Saudi Arabia.

 

Jakarta (Indonesia Window) – The Saudi government has provided a number of the best facilities and services to welcome pilgrims who this year reached one million from all countries in the world, the first time it was opened since two years of restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Services for pilgrims are also provided for 300 persons with disabilities who have arrived at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah to fulfill the fifth Pillar of Islam.

Serving the disabled is part of the Kingdom government initiative launched by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, for the second year in a row, which also includes orphans from across Saudi Arabia.

Health services

In this year’s hajj pilgrimage, the Saudi Ministry of Health, among others, has prepared a number of hospitals and health centers in Makkah and Madinah.

The ministry has provided around 23 hospitals and 147 health centers, as well as deployed 25,000 health workers to help pilgrims.

In addition, there are also 4,654 inpatient beds in hospitals, 1,080 beds for intensive cares, and 238 special beds used for patients suffering heat strokes.

The Saudi National Meteorological Center (NCM) has reported that the maximum temperature in the Holy Land during the 2022 hajj season is expected to reach between 42 and 44 degrees Celsius during the day.

In addition, NCM also reported surface wind activity during the day at speeds of up to 35 kilometers per hour, lifting dust especially in open areas and highways.

“The wind direction will generally blow from the northwest to the west,” NCM noted.

Meanwhile, it is possible that rain clouds would form in the high altitudes of the southern Makkah region during the period 9-13 Dhul Hijjah, accompanied by strong winds and active dust, NCM said.

The 1443 Hijri/2022 hajj will be the penultimate pilgrimage that pilgrims will perform during the summer season.

Source: Arab News; Saudi Gazette

Reporting by Indonesia Window

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