Awqaf minister checks on Hajj medical mission’s services for Jordanian pilgrims

Minister of Awqaf, Islamic Affairs and Holy Places, Mohammad Khalayleh, said all Jordanian pilgrims are “fine, and no major incidents were reported so far”.

Touring residences of Jordanian pilgrims in holy city of Mecca on Sunday, Khalayleh noted Hajj medical mission works round the clock, adding that a Jordanian pilgrim was transferred to a Saudi hospital and was discharged Saturday, who is “now in good condition.”

Khalayleh, who is also head of the Jordanian Hajj missions, said the accompanying medical delegation is comprised of 20 health workers, including 13 physicians in various specialties.

The mission is operating two clinics, each for men and women, offers emergency medical services (EMS) and provides medicine to pilgrims with underlying health history, as well as oxygen equipment, he said.

Awqaf ministry has provided health insurance for all Jordanian pilgrims on Saudi territories for the purpose of “quickly” obtaining medical services for any patient, who requires evacuation to Saudi hospitals, according to Khalayleh.

Source: Jordan News Agency