2006 News Story
 

12/16/2006
More than 800,000 pilgrims already in the Kingdom for the Hajj

As of last night, 808,586 pilgrims have arrived in the Kingdom to perform the Hajj, the Makkah-based Hajj Central Committee said today.

In related news, Minister of Health Hamad Al-Manie today launched a free telephone line for pilgrim health services. The line, the first of its kind in the health sector, offers information on diseases and pilgrim health issues, Dr Al-Manie said. The number is 8002494444, and it works only within Saudi Arabia.


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