Qatar's Consul General in Jeddah, Rashid bin Saeed al-Khayarin, inaugurated on Saturday the medical unit of the Qatari Haj Mission after it was approved by the Saudi Arabian health authorities, in the presence of the head of the mission Ali bin Sultan al-Misifri and head of the medical unit Dr Khaled Abdel-Hadi.
The consul general toured the medical clinic and its facilities, during which he was briefed on the sections of the clinic and the medical equipment provided by the mission to the pilgrims of Qatar.
Also, he listened to an explanation about the clinic's sections and equipment, where the medical mission provided clinics for men and women, and allocated rooms for observation and isolation for cases that require medical attention, both in the headquarters in Aziziyah or at the holy sites in Mina and Arafat.
The medical unit includes distinguished competencies of doctors, nurses and pharmacists (men and women) to provide the best health services and necessary first aid according to the highest standards.
Al-Khayarin praised the Qatari Haj Mission for distinguished efforts to serve the country's pilgrims, provide all medical services and healthcare, and to create all means that facilitate performing of the Haj rituals.
He explained that the Qatari consulate in Jeddah is co-operating with the Haj mission to provide all appropriate services to the country's pilgrims, and expressed his wishes that they return home safely after performing the Haj rituals.
Also, he hailed the efforts of the government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the provision of all facilities and services for the pilgrims to perform the duty of the fifth pillar.
The Saudi Ministry of Health had earlier approved the medical unit of the Qatari Haj Mission, marking the start of its work and its readiness to receive patients and visitors, as it fulfilled the standards and conditions required for accreditation and included all the required equipment such as clinics, pharmacy, examination rooms, isolation rooms, inpatient rooms, clinics and an emergency department at all sites and camps for Qatar's pilgrims.