Seek medical assistance from Saudi hospitals, NAHCON advises pilgrims 


The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has advised Nigerian pilgrims currently in Makkah to seek medical attention from any Saudi Arabian Hospital nearest to them because the Saudi Arabian Health Ministry is yet to grant any hajj participating country the permission to start running clinics in Makkah.

A statement by the NAHCON Medical Committee advised pilgrims who have arrived in Makkah to seek medical assistance from any of Saudi Arabian General or Specialist Hospitals nearest to them.

The commission said: “This advice has become necessary because the Saudi Arabian Health Ministry is yet to grant any Hajj participating country the permission to start running clinics in Makkah. Any pilgrim having difficulty in locating such hospitals is advised to contact any of our National Medical Team members (NMT) as soon as possible.”

NAHCON said all its clinics in Makkah are fully staffed and equipped awaiting approval from Saudi government – Makkah MoH.

The commission said as soon as the host country grants authorisation, the clinics will start running 24/7 in its normal tradition.

 NAHCON stated that: “In the meantime, all pilgrims are advised to shun self-medication, please.”