About 12,782 Nigerian pilgrims were attended to by the medical team of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) during their stay in Muna and Arafat.
The head of medical team of the commission, Dr Ibrahim Kana, disclosed this on Thursday in Makkah during the post-Arafat stakeholders meeting.
He said the medical team treated 10, 500 pilgrims in Muna and 2,282 others in Arafat.
The medical chief said unlike during the previous years, no Nigerian pilgrim missed Arafat this year.
Dr Kana, however, lamented that the long queues prevalent in the commission medical facilities is caused by people who want to collect free drugs.
“You know our treatment and drugs are free. So, many pilgrims troop to the medical facilities simply to collect drugs even though they are not genuinely ill. By this, these people prevent actual pilgrims that are ill to access treatment in time,” he said.
He said it’s unfortunate that Nigerian pilgrims indulge in such behaviors “knowing fully that drugs are poisons if taken without any ailment.”
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