Chinese Pilgrim Undergoes Serious Operation in Makkah

Makkah: A medical team at King Abdullah Medical City in Makkah performed a minimally invasive mitral valve repair procedure via catheterization on a Chinese pilgrim in her seventies.

The woman was admitted to the emergency with severe breathing difficulties and a sharp drop in blood oxygen levels due to chronic heart muscle failure.

After the procedure, the patient was transferred to the cardiac intensive care unit for close monitoring until she will fully recover and will be able to continue performing the Hajj rituals.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Makkah Route Initiative Continues to Facilitate Ivorian Pilgrims’ Hajj Journey

Abidjan, For the second year, the Makkah Route Initiative is helping streamline travel procedures for pilgrims from the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire in the hall dedicated to the initiative at Félix Houphouët-Boigny International Airport in Abidjan.

Ivorian pilgrims interviewed praised Saudi Arabia’s efforts to serve pilgrims and ensure that they complete their Hajj journey with ease.

The Ministry of Interior has been implementing the initiative for six years in cooperation with the ministries of foreign affairs, health, Hajj and Umrah, and media, the General Authority of Civil Aviation, the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority, the Saudi Data and AI Authority, and the ?Pilgrim Experience Program, to improve the Hajj journey.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Madinah Civil Defense Endeavors to Ensure Pilgrims’ Safety

Madinah: Ahead of Hajj, Madinah’s Civil Defense is conducting preventive inspections of pilgrim accommodations and facilities to ensure that all safety requirements are met and facilities comply with regulations, to safeguard pilgrims’ safety.

The General Directorate of Civil Defense has bolstered permanent and seasonal centers with rapid response units and motorcycles to achieve swift emergency response times. Also, awareness messages are being disseminated on screens near the Prophet’s Mosque and high-density areas.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Makkah Gears Up for Hajj: Strict Health Controls of Slaughterhouses

Makkah: The Ministry of Environment, Water, and Agriculture’s Makkah branch is conducting rigorous inspections of slaughterhouses in the city to ensure that they meet health regulations during the upcoming Hajj season.

Ministry officials say that they have in place and carry out comprehensive operational plans, including detailed workforce deployment, slaughter scheduling, and work shift organization. Dedicated teams will also monitor waste disposal and the proper use of equipment and machinery.

The ministry is intensifying supervision of slaughterhouses and livestock pens, and urges adherence to all health regulations to create a safe and hygienic environment for pilgrims, and prevent practices that could be hazardous to the environment.

According to the ministry, all personnel involved is expected to display the highest standards of performance.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Heritage Commission Holds Training Program at ‘The Artisans House’ in Qatif Governorate

Qatif, Forty-five young men and women joined the Heritage Commission’s 12-month training program at “The Artisans House”, in AlRamis project, in Qatif Governorate.

This program aims to help preserve heritage and empower the youth to work in traditional crafts and handicrafts.

Regional Manager of the Heritage Commission at the Eastern Region Dr. Ibrahim Alsghan stressed that training courses such as this focus on preserving the cultural wealth, presenting ancient handicrafts, developing the skills of Saudi craftsmen and women, promoting innovative craft designs, and participating in festivals and events to attract tourists.

“The Artisans House” of AlRamis project specializes in wood products, like boxes and ships, in making of fishing nets, and the traditional “Naqda” embroidery, using gold and silver, on traditional costumes.

Source: Saudi Press Agency