Hajj 2024NAHCON Receives Medical Drugs For 2024 Hajj Exercise

NAHCON Receives Medical Drugs For 2024 Hajj Exercise

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Nigeria- 20 May 2024- In a significant move to ensure the health and well-being of Nigerian pilgrims during the 2024 Hajj, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) officially received a consignment of essential drugs from the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA).

This handover ceremony took place at the NPHCDA headquarters in Abuja, reinforcing the commitment of both agencies to provide comprehensive healthcare support to pilgrims.

NAHCON Chairman/CEO, Malam Jalal Ahmad Arabi, who received the consignment on behalf of the Commission, expressed his appreciation and thanked the Director General, management, and entire staff of NPHCDA for the noble gesture on behalf of NAHCON and Nigerian pilgrims who are currently being airlifted to Saudi Arabia for the 2024 Hajj exercise.

In his remarks, Malam Arabi stated, “Let me, from the outset, thank the overall boss, who is the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, who found you worthy, not only as the Coordinating Minister but also as the head of this all-important agency. And of course, to the Coordinating Minister, our gratitude knows no bounds.”

The consignment include a wide range of medications, such as:

  • Anti-malarial drugs
  • Antibiotics
  • Pain relievers
  • Anti-diarrheal medications
  • Vitamins and supplements
  • Chronic disease medications (e.g., for hypertension and diabetes)
  • First aid supplies
  • Influenza vaccines

These drugs cater to the various health needs of the pilgrims, providing them with immediate and effective medical care as needed.

Also read: Important Deadline Approaching: Domestic Hajj Pilgrims Must Complete Vaccinations

Earlier in the handover event, the Director General/CEO, Dr. Muyi Aina of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), in his welcome address stated, “As our fellow citizens undertake this physically demanding spiritual exercise, it is our duty to ensure their safety and provide them with the necessary care and support. The Federal Ministry of
Health and Social Welfare and the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency are deeply committed to this partnership and cause.”

NAHCON and NPHCDA highlight their proactive measures to ensure a safe and healthy pilgrimage for Nigerian pilgrims. Both agencies have been working closely to implement comprehensive health plans, including pre-departure health screenings, vaccination campaigns, and the provision of on-site medical services in Saudi Arabia.

As the pilgrims prepare for their journey to Mecca, NAHCON reassures them of continuous support and access to quality healthcare throughout the Hajj period. The Commission urges all pilgrims to adhere to health guidelines and seek.

Source: Information & Publications Division, NAHCON

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