Saudi Arabia Enhances Services for Sick, Elderly Hajj Pilgrims

Mon May 20 2024
icon-facebook icon-twitter icon-whatsapp

MAKKAH: The Presidency for Religious Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques of Saudi Arabia has launched an initiative aimed at enhancing the pilgrimage experience, particularly focusing on providing improved care and a conducive worship environment for elderly, sick, and disabled pilgrims, reported the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
That is done through specialized care for pilgrims with special requirements.
The presidency will undertake training programs for staff and ensure the availability of necessary resources to guarantee pilgrims receive appropriate assistance. Additionally, efforts will be made to facilitate pilgrims’ access to the holy sites where they perform their rituals.
To accommodate the religious needs of pilgrims with diverse abilities, the presidency will leverage adaptable technologies, thereby enhancing the overall experience for all pilgrims.
Sheikh Dr. Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, head of the religious affairs of the Grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque, emphasized that this initiative underscores the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian role in caring for sick, elderly, and disabled pilgrims.
Aligned with the Vision 2030 objective of enhancing religious services for pilgrims at the two holy mosques, this initiative reflects the Kingdom’s dedication to enriching the Hajj and Umrah experiences for all pilgrims, including those with special needs.

icon-facebook icon-twitter icon-whatsapp