The facilities announced in the Makkah and Madinah Mosques for Hajj pilgrims of 2019

Overview of the Kingdom’s Initiatives in Promoting Saudi Vision 2030

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is desperate for the persuasion of the goals set in the shape of Saudi vision 2030.

The country is experimenting new initiatives each time and day and the vision is not limited to promoting art, culture but its taking extreme steps towards the modernization of the services to its local citizens, Saudi expats and the visitors like Umrah and Hajj pilgrims.

S.No. Mosque Facilities
1 Makkah/ Madinah 10,000 men and women staff deployed.
2 Makkah/ Madinah Scholars will conduct Religious classes.
3 Makkah/ Madinah Fridays’ Sermon (Khutba) will be available in 10 different languages.
4 Makkah 107,000 Hajj pilgrims will perform Tawaf in one (1) hour.
5 Makkah/ Madinah 8,141 Toilets and 6,000 Ablution area will be available.
6 Makkah/ Madinah The Health Ministry taking measures to take care of Hajj pilgrims for heat stress and other health issues.
7 Makkah/ Madinah A large number of water spraying fans have been installed.
8 Makkah/ Madinah Training of health staff to deal with sunstroke cases.
9 Makkah/ Madinah 80 heavy and 100 mini ambulances will be available.

More than 10,000 Men and Women staff deployed for Hajj 2019

The Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques has mobilized more than 10,000 men and women staff to implement its operational plans for the upcoming Hajj. Read more: The Ministry announces to issue High-Tech ‘Smart’ Cards for the safeguard & Security of Hajj pilgrims

The Hajj 2019 operation plan contains 140 initiatives

Sheikh Abdurahman Al-Sudais, head of the presidency, said that the plan covers 140 initiatives in the administrative, service, guidance, engineering, technical, technological and media realms.

Prominent Scholars will conduct religious classes in Hajj 2019

There is a comprehensive guidance program to make the pilgrims aware of various aspects of their rituals and enable them to perform them in the best possible manner.

Several eminent scholars will lead religious classes in addition to the distribution of religious and guidance books and leaflets in a number of languages. Read more: Children of Hajj pilgrims will be taken care in Nurseries during Hajj 2019

Friday’s sermons (Khutba) in Makkah and Madinah will be instantly available in 10 different languages

The presidency has made an available instant translation of Friday sermons at the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah in at least 10 languages in addition to the sign language.

A total of 107,000 Hajj pilgrims will complete Tawaf in an hour only

Sheikh Abdurahman Al-Sudais, head of the presidency, said a total of 107,000 pilgrims could perform tawaf in an hour with the completion of the expansion of the Mataf (circumambulation area around the Holy Kaaba). All the courtyards of the Grand Mosque have readied with full capacity for the benefit of the pilgrims. Read more: Mataf area in Haram will accommodate 107,000 pilgrims per hour in Ramadan 2019

8,141 toilets & 6,000 facilities for taking ablution will be available in two holy mosques of Makkah and Madinah

There are 8,441 toilet units and over 6,000 facilities for taking ablution in the courtyards of the Two Holy Mosques. He said that the campaign titled “Serving pilgrims and visitors is a medal of honor for us” is being carried out successfully in its sixth year during the current Haj season. Read more: It takes only 45 minutes to clean Holy Mosque (Haram) of Makkah

Preparations started by the health ministry to deal with heat stress & related diseases during hajj 2019

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health has stepped up its preparations for dealing with heat stress and other heat-related diseases that are expected to occur this year as the Hajj season coincides with high temperatures.

Weather during Hajj 2019 would be hot during the day & moderate at night

The General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection said in its report on Thursday that the weather during Hajj in August could be very hot in the daytime and moderate in the night.

A large number of water spraying fans have been installed

The health facilities in Makkah, Madinah and the holy sites are equipped to deal with heat stress and sunstroke. A large number of water spraying fans have been set up.

Training courses are carried out for health staff to deal with sunstroke cases

Field training courses have also been carried out for the health staff to deal with sunstroke cases, their treatment mechanism, and transportation of the affected pilgrims.

The ministry said that there has been meticulous coordination among the relevant authorities to carry out awareness and educational programs for all pilgrims on the best ways to avoid sunstroke and heat exhaustion in different languages.

An awareness program aimed at avoiding exposure to sun and extreme temperatures was also put in place for both domestic and foreign pilgrims.

80 heavy ambulances & 100 mini ambulances are at standby to deal with any unpleasant incident

The Ministry has readied 80 well-equipped heavy ambulances and 100 mini ambulances at the holy cities and the holy sites.

In a related development, the Tawafa Organization for South Asian Pilgrims organized on Thursday a lecture on “Safety of the pilgrims’ accommodation in Makkah.”

Abdullah Al-Maadi, chairman of the committee for security and safety and grouping of pilgrims at Mashair Train, and Suhail Banjar, deputy executive director for emergency and safety, delivered the classes for the staff members of 140 Maktabs under the organization.

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Source: Saudi Gazette

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