The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, in partnership with the “Guests of the Merciful” program – one of the executive programs of Saudi Vision 2030 – organized the annual closing ceremony of its 45th session for the year 1444 AH, titled “Its End is Musk,” in Makkah Al-Mukarramah last night.
This was part of its efforts to celebrate successful partners and honor them for their outstanding efforts in providing the best services and practices for the guests of the Merciful, as well as to honor the distinguished in the “Labaytam” award for excellence in services for the guests of the Merciful.
During the ceremony, the Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Dr. Tawfig AlRabiah, congratulated the pilgrims on completing their Hajj, asking Allah Almighty to accept their pilgrimage and make it rewarding, and to return them to their countries safely and in good health.
Meanwhile, the Saudi Minister of Health, Fahad AlJalajel, announced the success of the health plans for this year’s Hajj season, 1444 AH, and its freedom from any outbreaks or threats to public health, despite the return of the number of pilgrims to what it was before the COVID-19 pandemic.
AlJalajel explained that based on the keenness of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to prioritize human health, the health system worked on readiness with more than 354 health facilities across all health sectors to provide services to the guests of the Merciful. This was supported by more than 36,000 health personnel from all health sectors, assisted by more than 7,600 volunteers.
He also revealed that the number of pilgrims who received health services exceeded 400,000, and more than 50 open-heart surgeries, more than 800 heart catheterizations, and more than 1,600 kidney dialysis sessions were performed, in addition to providing virtual services through the Virtual Health Hospital for more than 4,000 pilgrims and dealing with more than 8,000 cases related to sun exposure and high temperature. The proactive awareness efforts helped to limit the increase in the number of cases.