Saudi Health Ministry Convoy Transfers Hospitalized Pilgrims to Holy Sites

The Saudi Ministry of Health deployed on Wednesday a convoy to transfer hospitalized pilgrims from Madinah hospitals to hospitals in the holy sites, reported the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

The convoy, consisting of 24 fully-equipped ambulances, departed early this morning to transport 17 hospitalized pilgrims of various nationalities to hospitals in the holy sites. These pilgrims will complete their treatment plans while performing Hajj rituals for the year 2024.

The Ministry of Health pointed out that an integrated health system comprising all health sectors organized the convoy. This system works under the supervision and organization of Madinah’s General Directorate of Health Affairs.

The Health Ministry added that the Madinah Health Cluster, with the participation of several health sectors, prepared an integrated convoy of 24 fully-equipped ambulances, accompanied by a specialized medical team of 106 professionals, including doctors, nurses, and paramedics.

Moreover, six ambulances were stationed along Al-Hijrah Road between Madinah and Makkah, along with supportive vehicles, mobile workshops, oxygen supply vehicles, and monitoring and rapid intervention vehicles.

For the first time, the Saudi Red Crescent Authority participated in equipping the convoy, in addition to King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Madinah, Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Hospital of the National Guard, Prince Sultan Armed Forces Hospital, and several private-sector hospitals.

In order to monitor and evaluate the medical condition of the transferred pilgrims, a specialized supervisory medical team accompanies the convoy until its arrival.

Each year, the Saudi Ministry of Health transports hospitalized pilgrims from Madinah hospitals to the holy sites to enable them to safely perform Hajj rituals.

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