FG Acquires Four Oxygen-fitted Ambulances for Hajj

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has acquired four new Mercedes Benz built ambulances provided with oxygen concentrator and different resuscitating devices in preparation for the final Hajj rituals, which culminate in the Arafat Day on August 10. Pilgrims from in all places the arena, together with Nigeria will on Friday converge in Mina, in the outskirts of Mecca over the following four days to look at an important aspects of the Hajj rites.

The Chairman, National Medical Committee of NAHCON, Dr Ibrahim Kana, revealed the acquisition in a observation on Sunday. He said the acquisition of the ambulances was once a part of the hassle of the national scientific staff to offer efficient services to the pilgrims. This is so as the selection of Nigerians which were airlifted to the holy land for the annual pilgrimage topped the 40,000 mark on Sunday. The provision of the ambulances on the Mashaa’ir (non secular websites) within the closing phase of the Hajj is what NAHCON has tagged as “Medical Caravan”. The maximum tasking facets of the Hajj exercise would require the pilgrims to stand at the plains of Arafat, passing the evening at Muzdalifa and performing the devil stoning ritual at the pillars of Jamarat. Kana wired that the caravan would depart for Arafat with adequate drug provisions including drugs for blood sugar trying out for diabetic sufferers.

He stated NAHCON had distributed medical personnel to the states pilgrims’ forums, who would go away Mecca for Mina with the pilgrims all the way through the Tradudiyya motion in the similar bus. He mentioned a consignment of the supplies should arrive the scientific store by Monday or Tuesday. “It may well be recalled that, this 12 months, the National Medical team presented first assist rooms in the entire inns accommodating Nigerian pilgrims in Madinah to wait to minor illnesses of the pilgrims. “The recent additional innovation is the introduction of a Caravan System of health delivery to the pilgrims, this year, in the Mashaa’ir areas of Muna, Arafat and Muzdalifah,” Kana stated.

He added that states and the related agencies are to supply house for makeshift clinics for male and female pilgrims of their tents, urging them to also provide environmental health staff to verify cleanliness, sanitation and hygiene, outside and inside the tents in Muna. The identical caravan would trip again to Mina by means of Muzdalifa as prescribed. Meanwhile, NAHCON has put the collection of Nigerian pilgrims formally airlifted to Saudi Arabia at 40,993 in 84 flights in all. The commission updated the toll following the departure of 545 pilgrims and nine officers from Minna, aboard Max Air flight NJ7164 for Madinah on Sunday morning.
Become a member

Get the latest news right in your inbox. We never spam!

Top