Intending haj pilgrims for the year 1444 Hijrah attended a briefing on health matters pertaining to regulations and health guidelines which should be noted before departure, while performing haj and until their return.
The briefing at Chancellor Hall, Universiti Brunei Darussalam yesterday, organised by the Haj Affairs Department at the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Haj Medical Services Unit at Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital, also touched on the process and procedures of services offered to the intending pilgrims and to remind them of the policy and regulations set by Saudi Arabia which must be adhered to.
The briefing also highlighted the diseases and health problems pilgrims frequently face in the holy land.
Superintendent and consultant at RIPAS Hospital cum Head of Haj Medical Services Dr Haji Muhammad Nurhasanuddin bin Abdullah Kelali delivered the general health briefing. Senior Medical Officer cum Haj Medical Officer Dr Norsilmi Niza binti Haji Mat Zainin and Medical Officer cum Haj Medical Officer Dr Hajah Martina Melati binti Dato Seri Paduka Haji Kifrawi delivered a briefing on women’s health.
For this year’s haj, some 20 medical officers comprising six doctors and 14 nurses were appointed medical haj officers to take care of Bruneian pilgrims.