Manama : Dr. Waleed Khalifa Al Manea, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health, has affirmed the Ministry’s keenness to harness all its capabilities in order to provide the best health and treatment services to the pilgrims of the Kingdom of Bahrain, including citizens and residents, ahead of their departure to the holy sites.
He said that the services include preventive vaccinations and awareness programmes before the Hajj season.
These measures are in implementation of the directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and in line with the support of His Highness Royal Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister, he said.
Dr. Al Manea was speaking during his participation in a workshop for administrators, paramedics and chefs of the official Hajj campaigns for this year under the theme “We care about your health, you complete your pilgrimage,” organized by the Ministry of Health.
Shaikh Adnan Al Qattan, Chairman of Bahrain’s Hajj Mission, and Khalid Al Maloud Secretary-General of Bahrain’s Hajj Mission attended the event.
The Undersecretary said that the ministry has formed a medical committee within Bahrain’s Hajj mission, to provide the health care and treatment services needed by the pilgrims in various holy places, noting that the committee has received praise for their efforts in the previous Hajj season.
He expressed appreciation for the efforts and support of the Mission’s chairman and all officials who made it possible.
Dr. Al Manea stressed that the workshop aimed to raise the efficiency of the medical cadres in the Hajj campaigns, and enable them to perform their duties to the fullest, as well as to emphasise the ongoing cooperation between the medical committee of Bahrain’s Hajj mission and the medical cadres in the Hajj campaigns to dedicate all capabilities to maintaining the health and safety of the pilgrims so that they can perform the rituals of Hajj and return to the homeland safely.
Head of Bahrain Medical Hajj Mission’s co-ordinating and medical committees, Dr Ibrahim Obaid, affirmed the Health Ministry’s support for the affirmed the Ministry of Health’s support for the health and treatment services provided by the committee to Bahraini pilgrims before their departure and until their safe return to the homeland.
The workshop included lectures for the medical staff in the campaigns on how to handle cases of hypoglycemia, diabetic foot, high blood pressure, and heart attack; how to store medications and insulin needles during Hajj; infectious diseases and vaccinations and their importance in the Hajj season; and how to handle cases of heat exhaustion, sunstroke, and joint pain in Hajj, in addition to food safety in Hajj in terms of preservation, preparation, and transportation.