Since the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, at least 14 million people have prayed at the Nawabi Mosque in Medina. Saudi Arabia’s state-run media, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), reported on Saturday.
According to the mosque’s management, help has been sought from the mosque’s own staff as well as aid agencies to accommodate the maximum number of people at the mosque during the holy month.
Citing Executive and Field Level Adviser and Under-General Abdul Aziz Al-Ayoubi, the SPA said the team worked 24 hours a day and facilitated the prayers of millions of people through two initiatives.
Meanwhile, the Saudi government has tightened security measures in the wake of the influx of visitors.
Health Minister Fahad al-Jalalil confirmed that “there is no epidemic, disease or other threat to public health.”
He further said that prevention, treatment and necessary treatment have been provided for the people who come for Umrah. The designated hospitals and primary health care centers are being used for this initiative.
Fahad said preventive measures, epidemiological testing and rapid response to infection were also planned.
“During the holy month of Ramadan, the ministry has recruited more than 18,000 visitors to serve the visitors,” he added.
Till April 22, 8,200 people who came for Umrah have been provided services through emergency medical centers and hospitals. Of these, 36 have undergone emergency surgery, 291 have undergone dialysis and 20 have undergone catheter surgery.