Saudi Arabia’s health centers treat 649,690 Hajj pilgrims

ISLAMABAD, Aug 25 (APP):The Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health has said that its hospitals and health centers in Makkah, Madinah and other holy sites have treated some 649,690 pilgrims during the Hajj..

About 40 open-heart surgeries, 1,140 catheterization, 3,328 dialysis and 151 endoscopic operations were performed while 6,034 pilgrims were admitted to hospitals and 14 childbirths were registered. More than 1.69 pilgrims benefited from preventive and ambulatory services in health outlets arranged by the ministry this year.

The Ministry of Health, in cooperation with a number of government agencies, also participated in Makkah Road Initiative, in which preventive measures were initiated in pilgrims’ countries before coming over to the Kingdom, Saudi Press agency reported .