Health briefing prepares intending Haj pilgrims

|     Rokiah Mahmud    |

THE Haj Management Department in collaboration with the Haj Medical Services Unit at the Ministry of Health (MoH) organised a health briefing for intending Haj pilgrims for 1440 Hijrah/2019 at the Chancellor Hall of Universiti Brunei Darussalam yesterday.

It is hoped that with the briefing the intending pilgrims will prepare early in looking after their health while at the same time follow the medical advices so that they will be at ease and healthy to perform the rituals.

The briefing is an annual activity held prior to the intending Haj pilgrims’ departure.

It was aimed at disseminating health information and guidance, taking note on prohibited items and activities as well as informing about the health services and facilities provided at the holy land.

The briefing was also to integrate collaboration and support from the intending Haj pilgrims in taking care of their daily health while in the holy cities and at the same time to ensure all rules and regulation by the Government of Saudi Arabia are well complied.

ABOVE & BELOW: Male and female intending Haj pilgrims attend the health briefing. – PHOTOS: ROKIAH MAHMUD

The briefing was divided into two sessions.

Medical Specialist Dr Haji Mohammad Ady Adillah bin Ahmad in his capacity as the Head of Medical delegation for Haj management and Senior Medical Officer Mohammad Haji Firdaus bin Mat Daud of the MoH delivered the first session on healthcare and medical service in the holy cities.

Intending female Haj pilgrims, meanwhile, attended another briefing touching on the health of female Haj pilgrims by medical specialists Dr Shilla Mariah binti Dr Muhammad Yussof and Dr Pengiran Hajah Roserahayu binti Pengiran Haji Idrus of the MoH.

The medical team for this year’s Haj season will comprise 20 medical officers including six doctors and 14 nurses.