The National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) has said that it has “gotten everything in place” to make sure that the welfare of every pilgrim is catered for at the period of hajj.
In a chat with Blueprint yesterday, Head of NAHCON’s Medical Mission in Medina, Dr. Hamidu Mohammed Liman, said the mission has the capacity to offer primary healthcare services to all pilgrims, no matter their number.
According to him, in collaboration with the governments of the 36 states in Nigeria, NAHCON “contracted the best of medical professionals” to make up the National Hajj Medical Team, for the welfare of pilgrims.
Apart from the clinic at the mission’s headquarters, NAHCON is also running two outpost clinics in Madina, Liman said.
In case of secondary healthcare, he added, the mission has an agreement with the government of Saudi Arabia for intervention.
The medical doctor, however, pleaded with the pilgrims to always be cooperative and abide by the instructions of the medical personnel.
He also urged them to “rest well, eat well, drink a lot of water and sleep well, in order to stay healthy wall at the period of hajj”
In a separate chat, the Chief Pharmacist of the Mission, Mustapha Mohammed, stressed that the mission “has enough drugs for the treatment of the entire prevalent clinical problem in Nigeria.”