Last Indonesian 2022 Hajj pilgrim admitted in Saudi Hospital returns home

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The Hajj Affairs Office of the Indonesian Consulate General in Jidda, Saudi Arabia, repatriated the last Indonesian Hajj pilgrim in Saudi Arabia following the completion of his medical care at a local hospital.

The Hajj pilgrim, Abas Bahtiar Abdul Manan, departed for Indonesia aboard Saudia Airlines flight SV-816 from the King Abdul Aziz International Airport, Jidda, on Friday (September 9), at 6:55 p.m. local time (UTC +3).

“Praise be to God, Hajj pilgrim Abas Bahtiar Abdul Manan has been safely returned to Indonesia after completing his medical care in Saudi Arabia,” Indonesian Consulate’s Hajj Consul, Nasrullah Jasam, noted in his written statement here, Saturday.

Two officers, Hasyim bin Salim Hilaby and Dadang Zaelani Danuuna, attended to Manan throughout his flight back to Indonesia, he noted.

“The pilgrim, earlier part of the third flight group of the Jakarta-Bekasi embarkation, landed safely at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on Saturday at 9 a.m. local time (UTC +7),” Jasam remarked.

The repatriation of Manan means that all Indonesian Hajj pilgrims performing their Hajj this year have returned to Indonesia, he added.

The official explained that the pilgrim was repatriated to Indonesia following the issuance of the medical information form from the Saudi Authority, allowing Manan to board a flight home.

“Abdul Manan was repatriated while remaining on his stretcher,” he said.

Jasam then expressed hope that all Indonesian Hajj pilgrims would reunite

safely and in good health with their families.

Manan spent almost a month in Saudi Arabia after the conclusion of the Indonesian Hajj service operational on August 18, as declared by Religious Affairs Minister Yaqut Cholil Qoumas.

Of the eight Hajj pilgrims remaining in Saudi Arabia beyond August 18 due to health conditions, six pilgrims recovered and returned to Indonesia, while another two passed away and were buried in Saudi Arabia.



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