Official spokesmen of Hajj-related government bodies brief reporters on preparations to help more than 2 million pilgrims settle in Mina valley tomorrow 8 Mina, suburb of Makkah
Saudi Red Crescent official spokesman Fahd Al-Hazmi said that the total number of participants in the pilgrimage season this year exceeded 2,600 employees, the largest segment is medical staff, including health workers, paramedics, specialists and technicians and the remaining part representing the administrative and information technology.
Red Crescent has divided operations into five areas: Holy Capital, Madinah, Mina, Arafat and Muzdalifah, in addition to the support area.
He pointed out that the total number of emergency centers is more than 127, while more than 360 ambulances are ready, of which 127 vehicles are from the new fleet, which have been put into commission, this year, adding that advanced ambulances include 15 cars, 9 golf carts and 20 motorcycles, while 1500 volunteers, from both sexes, are participating, in Makkah, Madinah and Red Crescent centers, at the holy capital.
Al-Hazmi explained that the Red Crescent has participations through the Awareness Corner, at King Abdulaziz Airport and Jeddah Islamic Port, respectively, and Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Airport, in Madinah and Taif Airport.
There is also an Awareness Corner that broadcasts awareness messages and health instructions in several different languages through large screens, around the courtyard of the Grand Mosque of and in Mina centers, through which awareness messages and health instructions are broadcasted.
He pointed out that operations center operated by 45 staff working round the clock, supported by translators, in several languages to receive and deal with communications and concluded as he explained that the air ambulance services are carried out in collaboration with the security aviation, an affiliate of the State Security and Medical Evacuation, at the Ministry of Defense, with participation of five aircraft through 16 heliports, 12 of which are at the holy sites, three in Jeddah and one in Taif.
Source: Saudi Press Agency