Hajj Pilgrims in Better Health Conditions

Hajj Pilgrims in Better Health ConditionsHajj Pilgrims in Better Health Conditions

A 25% decrease in the number of pilgrims’ referrals to medical centers has been seen during this year’s hajj season, said Pir-Hussein Kolivand, deputy head of Hajj Medical Center at Iranian Red Crescent Society.

Despite a considerable increase in the number of pilgrims this year (compared to the last time Iranians attended the ritual in 2015), there has been a 25% decrease in medical cases due to better observation of personal and public hygiene as well as the self-care training offered by Iranian medical staff to the pilgrims in Saudi Arabia, Mehr News Agency quoted him as saying.

Millions of Muslims from across the world travel to Mecca and Medina for the annual event. The pilgrimage takes place from the 8-12 of the last month of the Islamic calendar. The actual rituals start on August 29 this year.

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