Makkah hospital opened to serve pilgrims at Masjid Haram

June 23, 2017 Ali Sajaad

Arab News has reported that in Makkah a new 50-bed emergency hospital has opened to further add to the facilities available to pilgrims. The hospital is equipped with the latest medical devices, and has a 10-bed intensive care unit and is located on the north side of the Grand Mosque.

A Ministry of Health official has said that the hospital fits within the framework of King Salman’s vision to offer the best services to pilgrims. Hajj and Umrah are performed by millions of pilgrims from around the globe and this will help to ensure they are well looked after should they fall ill.

The ministry implements a program every year for Haj and Umrah seasons to attend to the health needs of local and foreign pilgrims.

According to the Makkah Health Affairs General Directorate, hospitals and health facilities in Makkah treated 50,000 emergency cases in the first three weeks of the holy month of Ramadan. Clinics treated 27,000 patients, and 600 babies were delivered.