The Ministry of Health said on Monday that the Egyptian medical pilgrimage clinics in Saudi Arabia had received 69005 patients on Monday morning, including 64321 cases in Mecca, and 4684 cases in Medina.
In a statement, spokesperson of the Ministry of Health Khaled Mogahed noted that all the pilgrims are provided with the best medical service. According to the statement 235 Egyptian pilgrims were hospitalised in the Saudi hospitals, 156 cases of them had left the hospitals after recovery, and there are still 79 cases receiving treatment so far.
Thirty-six pilgrims conducted dialysis in Saudi hospitals with the sum of 260 dialysis sessions, while 8 other cases received chemotherapy. The minsitsry said that Egypt’s medical mission in Saudi Arabia is coordinating with Saudi hospitals before conducting dialysis sessions and chemotherapy to ensure the pilgrims have received the needed service.
Amr Qandil, the medical attaché in Saudi Arabia and the general supervisor of the medical mission of the pilgrimage, said in the statement that no cases of infectious or epidemic diseases were discovered among Egyptian pilgrims so far.
He pointed out that the preventive team continues to organise awareness seminars for pilgrims to introduce them to preventive measures to be followed, and the distribution of brochures and leaflets to avoid infectious diseases.
Meanwhile, EgyptAir said in a statement on Monday that it will continue its flights to return pilgrims from Saudi Arabia on-board of 18 flights from Jeddah and Medina to Cairo, carrying 4200 pilgrims.
Since 13 August, and including Monday’s flights, EgyptAir have transported 15,000 pilgrims from the Holy Land to Egypt.