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Saudi approves clinics for Nigerian pilgrims in Makkah

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Saudi Arabia government has approved two main clinics for the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, (NAHCON) for the healthcare services of pilgrims in Makkah for the meantime.

The two main clinics, according to a statement issued on Sunday by the NAHCON Medical Team, are those located at Masfala/Kudai and Shari’e Al-Mansour areas.

The development, it informed was revealed by the Saudi Ministry of Health through its medical consultants attached to Ithra Alkhair company, adding that the approval letter was received by Dr. Abubakar Adamu Isma’eel, NAHCON’s Head of Medical Mission for the 2024 Hajj Season.

“The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON is happy to announce that it has received approval to operate two main clinics in Makkah for the meantime.

“The Saudi Ministry of Health revealed this development through its medical consultants attached to Ithra Alkhair company, NAHCON’s chosen Service Providers otherwise known as Mu’assasa. The two main clinics are those located at Masfala/Kudai and Shari’e Al-Mansour areas. They serve as the Medical Head offices,” the statement reads in part.

NAHCON, however, said the approval to start running three other outpost clinics (Triage Outposts 1, 2 & 3) is still being awaited.

Reacting to the approval, the Head of Medical Mission for the 2024 Hajj Season, Dr Isma’eel expressed optimism that within the next 48-72 hours, the three outposts would also receive full approval to operate optimally.

“The proposed outposts are located at Nasarawa, Ogun/Oyo and Borno Houses respectively. The GPS of the outpost locations will be made available to the Nigerian pilgrims within hours of approval,” the statement disclosed, adding that “the outposts are strategically situated within pilgrims’ hotel clusters to aid accessibility.”

It also stated that NAHCON had already deployed its team of professional medics who are set to provide healthcare services to Nigerian pilgrims.

Accordingly, the commission solicits cooperation of the Nigerian pilgrims for the measures put in place to succeed.

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