Over 270,000 pilgrims received treatment in Makkah and Madinah

October 13, 2013

Ministry of Health spokesman Dr. Khalid Marghalani said today at a press conference in Mina that ‎between October 6 and October 12, over 270,000 pilgrims received treatment at Ministry of Health-‎run hospitals and clinics in Makkah and Medinah.  Dr. Marghalani added that 1,682 pilgrims were ‎hospitalized, all but 389 have been discharged.‎

Medical treatment included 232 cardiac surgeries, 11 open-heart surgeries, and 737 kidney dialysis.  ‎The minister also reported six babies were born to pilgrims during the Hajj.‎

The spokesman noted that the ministry's health authorities managed to move patients by ‎ambulances from place to place so that no sick pilgrim would miss any of their Hajj rituals.‎