Saudi health ministry donates malaria test kits to NAHCON

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) Medical Mission in Saudi Arabia has received a donation of 300 units of Malaria Test Kits from Ministry of Health (MoH), Saudi Arabian Makkah.

A statement by the commission’s assistant director, Public Affairs, Hajiya Fatima Sanda Usara, said donation was made known Monday when head of Nigeria’s Medical Mission for 2024 Hajj season, Dr Abubakar A-Isma’eel, received representatives of the ministry, Dr Yahya and Dr Bandar, who paid a courtesy visit to NAHCON’s Main Clinic at Misfala Kudai, AL-MUSAFIREEN Hotel.

NAHCON said the visit was in recognition of NAHCON clinics as highly responsible and professional.

The commission said in a statement: “This confidence reposed in the commission’s primary healthcare system was created by responsible synergy between NAHCON’s health work force and those of the Saudi MoH via a two-way communication/action strategy. If NAHCON clinics refer serious cases to any of the Saudi hospitals, they stabilise the patients, then return them to NAHCON clinics for continued clinical observation. This reduces the bed occupancy at Saudi hospitals.

“Sharing of original Malaria Test Kits with NAHCON clinics to facilitate early diagnosis for prompt treatment indicates the level of earned confidence of the Kingdom’s Health Ministry by the NAHCON health facilities.”