The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) said it procured over 35,000 doses of anti-malarial drugs for Nigerian pilgrims performing this year’s hajj.
The head of the Nigerian medical team, Dr Ibrahim Kana, disclosed this to journalists, saying 450 medical personnel were also recruited by the commission to attend to the over 90, 000 pilgrims scheduled to perform the exercise.
He said the drugs include different anti malaria combination, such as ACTs, SO and Artemether injection, as well as analgesic of assorted types, have been transported to Makkah and Madina.
He said some of the clinics established in Makkah are Kudei, Sharah Hijrah, Shara Mansoor that housed the central pharmacy store. Other clinics run by the medical team can be located at Gombe House, Ajyad, he said.
“In addition, the commission had earlier provided emergency and ambulance numbers to pilgrims via their respective states pilgrim’s boards as follows: +966562208434 and +2348035959280,” he said.
The official said this is the first time that the national medical team is providing medical services for both states and tour operator pilgrims free of charge.