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Iranian Pilgrim: Medical Staff Enabled Me To Perform Hajj, Achieve My Dream

Iranian Pilgrim: Medical Staff Enabled Me To Perform Hajj, Achieve My Dream

Thursday, 7 July, 2022 - 09:45
Hajj Ahmed Niazi receiving health care

Ahmed Niazi, 60, is a pilgrim from Iran who came to Saudi Arabia to perform the holy Hajj. But his dream of visiting the honored Kaaba was soon obstructed as he suddenly fell sick and was unable to complete his pilgrimage.

Saudi medical cadres immediately provided Niazi with advanced health services and medical care, in order to help him overcome his illness and perform the Hajj in the best possible conditions.

He told Asharq Al-Awsat: “I came from my country with full longing to complete the fifth pillar of Islam and perform the Hajj; but I fell ill upon my arrival in Makkah Al Mukarramah and was transferred to Al Noor Specialized Hospital.”

He added that the medical staff provided him with integrated health care and much kindness.

The 60-year-old pilgrim, who is visiting the Kingdom for the first time, noted that he was surprised by the great attention provided to the visitors and the system of integrated services that help them overcome their difficulties and secure all conditions of comfort.

Al-Noor Specialized Hospital received four Iranian patients in the past two days. Two of them were discharged, while Niazi and another patient are still receiving treatment and waiting to continue their Hajj journey after the completion of the necessary health procedures.

The Ministry of Health had earlier rescued an Iranian pilgrim from a stroke while he was on his way to the Great Mosque of Makkah to perform prayers.

According to the medical report, the emergency team of King Abdullah Medical City received the pilgrim, who was suffering from severe chest pain. An urgent diagnosis showed a blockage in the heart artery. The man was provided with the necessary treatment and health care.

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