Egypt sets up 35 clinics in Saudi ahead of pilgrimage season
Pilgrims - YOUM7

CAIRO:The Egyptian Health Ministry has established 35 makeshift medical clinics to provide healthcare services for Egyptian pilgrims during the Hajj seasonexpected to start Sept. 21, Youm7 reported.

“The medical clinics, locatedin both Mecca and Medina, comprise 350 doctors and nurses tasked withmaking good preparations for the reception-arrangements of the Egyptian pilgrimsand providing excellent services to enable them perform Hajj rituals in ease and comfort,”head of Egypt’s Health Ministry Hajj mission Dr. Hisham Atta was quoted by Youm7 Wednesday.

The Tourism Ministry announced Tuesday that the first group of Hajj pilgrims will be traveling to Saudi Arabia Sept. 7.

Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health for Preventive Medicine Amr Qandil told Youm7 the ministry has launched an awareness campaign for the Egyptian pilgrims to obtain vaccinations against influenza and meningitis before traveling.

Three people died of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Corona virus (MERS-CoV) in Saudi Arabia Sunday ahead of the pilgrimage season, AFP reported.

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