Saudi Arabia reports 1,301 pilgrim deaths during Haj, majority unregistered

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | June 24, 2024 IST

 Saudi Arabia has reported 1,301 deaths among pilgrims during the Haj season, with 83% of the deceased being unregistered individuals, according to Saudi Health Minister Fahd Al-Jalajel.

Riyadh, June 24 : Saudi Arabia has reported 1,301 deaths among pilgrims during the Haj season, with 83% of the deceased being unregistered individuals, according to Saudi Health Minister Fahd Al-Jalajel.


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Addressing the media on Sunday, Al-Jalajel highlighted that the kingdom's healthcare sector managed numerous cases of heat stress, with some patients still receiving medical care, as reported by the Saudi Press Agency.

 

"Several elderly and chronically ill individuals were among the deceased," the minister noted, explaining that unregistered pilgrims were particularly vulnerable to the heat as they walked long distances under direct sunlight without adequate shelter.

 

Despite initial challenges due to a lack of personal information or identification documents, all victims have been identified and their families notified. The authorities ensured proper identification, burial, and issuance of death certificates.


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Al-Jalajel commended the efforts of authorities to raise awareness about heat stress and prepare pilgrims for high temperatures. He also acknowledged the support from first responders and Haj security forces in managing heat stress cases, as reported by Xinhua news agency, citing the Saudi Press Agency.

 

The minister declared that health management during the Haj season was successful, with no recorded outbreaks of epidemics or widespread diseases. The health system provided over 465,000 specialized treatment services, including emergency care, surgeries, and dialysis, of which 141,000 services were given to unregistered pilgrims.

 

Additionally, approximately 1.3 million preventive services were delivered, including early detection, vaccinations, and medical care upon arrival

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