Dubai:The medical services extended by Indian Haj Mission include comprehensive lab testing, basic investigations, Radiographic investigation and Ultrasonography etc.

1.7 lakh pilgrims from India to go on Haj this year

"Arrangements are being made to extend medical facility to pilgrims this year also. Besides one 60-bed hospital in Makkah which is set up every year, one more 30-bed hospital will be operational in Azizia area of Makkah to meet the medical requirement of about 65,000 pilgrims who will be staying in the area," the Consulate said.
    
Special care will be taken of High Risk Group (pilgrims above 70 years) by preparing FIR for them on their arrival and maintaining proper record of their health condition.

They will be frequently checked up and their condition will be monitored constantly. This year an agency has been engaged to supply new bed sheets, pillow covers, buckets, mug, broom-brush, brush with pan and toilet brush. A reputed agency has been engaged to provide cleaning plumbing services and other repair services of air conditioners, lift, etc in emergency.

Indian pilgrims will also be provided Saudi Telecom Company's SIM cards before they leave India, which have been pre-loaded with contact numbers of all concerned officials of the Consulate and the relatives will have the Saudi contact number of the pilgrims in advance.

(Agencies)

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