Flagging off the Medical screening for prospective pilgrims from Nasarawa state, the Executive Secretary of State Pilgrims Board Mallam Idris Ahmad Almakura said the exercise is compulsory, hence stressing the need for intending to present themselves for the medical screening.
According to Mallam Idris Ahmad Almakura, the medical screening is one of the necessary exercises outlined by the Saudi authorities to ascertain the health status of intending pilgrims who wish to perform the 2022 hajj exercise.
Al Makura further stated that pregnant women will be disqualified from travelling for this year’s hajj.
The Executive Secretary who spoke through the Public Relations Officer Alhaji Abdul-Razak Muhammad explained that the team of medical personnel will be visiting the three Senatorial Zones and those who may miss the exercise shall come to the board’s headquarters in Lafia, the state capital.
Almakura used the medium to applaud the Governor of Nasarawa State Engineer Abdullahi Sule for supporting the board in discharging its responsibilities effectively.
The leader of the Medical team Dr Usman Iskilu noted that the screening will focus on the pregnancy test, Blood group, diabetes, and Sugar test among other ailments.
Dr Iskilu confirms that so far, no pregnant woman has been found and restated his team’s commitment to take all health precautionary measures from Nigeria.
About 684 intending pilgrims are expected to undergo medical screening across Nasarawa State.
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