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MoH stresses importance of spreading awareness among pilgrims
August 13, 2016, 4:10 pm

Undersecretary of Kuwaiti Ministry of Health (MoH) Dr. Khalid Al-Sahlawi underlined the significance of disseminating awareness among Kuwait's pilgrims, indicating that the medical team of the Kuwaiti Hajj Mission is working to achieve this goal.

The ministry will send awareness messages for pilgrims through its media office in this regard before, during and after the pilgrimage, Al-Salhawi said in a press statement on Saturday on the sidelines of a meeting of the medical team.

He affirmed the ministry's keenness on caring for pilgrims, mainly the elderly and children.

Meanwhile, Dr. Mubarak al-Ajmi, head of the medical team, said in a similar statement that the ministry provided up to 65,000 vaccinations for (the seasonal flu, meningitis and others) to all preventive centers to be distributed to pilgrims.

He urged all pilgrims to take vaccinations two weeks before the pilgrimage season, calling all medical team members to provide the best services that are in line with the ministry's policy.

There is coordination between the Kuwaiti and Saudi Health Ministries pertaining to the latest developments on infectious diseases during the season, he said.

He noted that there will be some will-equipped medical clinics for both men and women, in addition to operation rooms.

Also Mugheer Al-Shemmari, deputy of medical team chief, said there would be a medical record for facilitating mission of doctors to know history of pilgrims' diseases and their medications.

The first batch of the team will travel to Saudi Arabia on August 26, while the second one will fly on September 1, he added. 

Source: KUNA

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