4,314 Indian Ladies To Carry out Hajj With out Male Companions This 12 months

Saudi Arabia hosts as much as 30 lakh pilgrims from throughout the globe to go to Mecca. (Representational)

New Delhi:

As many as 4,314 Indian ladies are set to carry out Hajj with out ‘Mehram (male companion)’ this 12 months, the biggest because the reform in 2018 which did away with the compulsion of a male companion with ladies on the pilgrimage, officers stated.

In a primary, the Minority Affairs Ministry has additionally made complete preparations for the well being of the Hajj pilgrims with well being desks at airports and medical screening by authorities medical doctors.

With a view to make sure high quality well being assist to pilgrims, the Ministry of Minority Affairs is collaborating with the Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare for complete well being preparations for pilgrims planning to go to Mecca.

Every year, Saudi Arabia hosts round 25 lakh to 30 lakh pilgrims from throughout the globe to go to Mecca and India sends the third largest contingent of pilgrims on this planet.

Such massive variety of pilgrims additionally poses distinctive public well being challenges, and the medical necessities of the pilgrims in Mecca, Madina, and Jeddah should be well-cared for, a press release issued by the ministry stated.

For the current 12 months, a quota of 1,75,025 pilgrims has been allotted to India. The primary flight for the pilgrimage from India will start on Could 21.

With a view to make sure complete and high quality companies to the pilgrims, Minority Affairs Minister Smriti Irani and Well being Minister Mansukh Mandaviya have undertaken a collection of conferences accompanied by officers from each ministries.

Within the final three months, greater than 10 conferences have been organized on the topic between each the ministries and an in depth plan of motion has been finalized, the assertion stated.

The Well being Ministry accordingly has issued instructions to all states on March 21, whereby they’ve been suggested to supply for medical screening and health certificates for applicant pilgrims and an in depth format for such screening has been despatched to the states.

With a view to assist the candidates, this 12 months the medical screening and health certificates by the applicant might be issued by any authorities allopathic medical physician within the States/UTs. This may ease the method of getting the medical screening certificates throughout the nation.

Additional, it has been directed that states and district well being authorities may even arrange camps for the chosen pilgrims whereby the pre-departure detailed Medical Examination and Vaccination may even be supplied, the assertion stated.

A well being card for all of the pilgrims may even be issued in these camps which is able to look at the chosen pilgrims for his or her current well being standing, the present ailments/co-morbidities, if any.

It’s deliberate that the well being standing shall be made accessible to the medical groups in Saudi Arabia by means of digital means for well timed well being service supply in case of any emergency.

Every state has accordingly been suggested to appoint a Nodal Officer for coordinating the actions in collaboration with the State Minority Welfare Division.

The Ministry of Well being will procure and supply the required variety of Quadrivalent Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccine (QMMV) and the Seasonal Influenza Vaccines (SIV) to the pilgrims.

Well being desks may even be arrange in any respect departing airports for coordinating well being wants of the pilgrims through the departure, the assertion stated.

With a view to plan the requirement of well being infrastructure in Saudi Arabia, the Well being Ministry can also be sending a crew of senior clinicians through the first week of April 2023, to plan for the requirement of short-term hospitals, dispensaries, pharmacies and camps as wanted in Mecca, Madina, Jeddah, Arafat and on the core ritual website of Mina. The crew will assess the requirement of specialists, medical doctors and paramedical employees based mostly on their area evaluation, the assertion stated.

The crew will look at the necessity for medical tools and medicines for these well being services and the identical shall be procured and made accessible by the Well being Ministry.

To make sure high quality, the accessible medicines from Jan Aushadhi shops shall be procured and supplied in these services, the assertion stated.

The Well being Ministry has additionally addressed all states and Union Territories to additionally get hold of listing of keen authorities medical and paramedical professionals who shall be chosen based mostly on the standards of their expertise, specialization and fascinating {qualifications} for manning these well being services.

The chosen well being professionals may even be extensively oriented on the anticipated well being wants of the pilgrims to make sure high quality well being service supply, the assertion stated.

The pilgrims shall be screened for a variety of medical points to be able to deal with any emergency successfully and rapidly, which can come up through the pilgrimage.

The collaborative efforts executed by Minority Affairs Ministry and the Well being Ministry is predicted to make sure easing the method of acquiring medical screening and health certificates and vaccination in addition to well timed and high quality healthcare companies from level of embarkation until their return again to India, the assertion stated.

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