Ministry of Health provides more than 30 diets for sick pilgrims during Hajj
Saudi Gazette report
Riyadh — The health ministry said it had prepared more than 30 types of diet to be provided to sick pilgrims for this year’s Hajj.
The ministry said the diets were prepared based on the health conditions of the pilgrims, as well as the diets specified by the medical specialist.
The diet that will be provided to the pilgrims includes several types, such as cooked meals and nutritional preparations, as they are followed in the intensive care and other hospitalization departments by the clinical nutritionist.
While the Nutrition Committee has equipped 11 nutrition services in the holy places of Mina and Arafat, as well as 20 canteens supervised by 85 food and nutrition specialists.
About 540 workers will serve in the dining room. They have been trained in best practices and health requirements, the ministry said.
The ministry also announced that it has also provided dental services as it has launched a mobile dental clinic affiliated with Makkah Health Cluster in the central area of the campus.
The ministry said the mobile dental clinic will help improve the quality of healthcare for pilgrims, make it easier to access and increase the efficiency of service delivery to guests and visitors to the holy sites.
The mobile dental clinic comprises about 32 specialists among the medical and operational cadres, in addition to this, it has been equipped with all modern capabilities and is characterized by its round-the-clock availability throughout the days of Hajj.