Hajj: Kano sets up clinic for pilgrims in Makkah

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Hajj: Kano sets up clinic for pilgrims in Makkah
Hajj: Kano sets up clinic for pilgrims in Makkah

Africa-Press – Nigeria. The Kano State Government said it has established a clinic in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, as part of efforts to provide adequate medical care for its pilgrims.

The Head of the Media Team for Kano State Pilgrims and also the Deputy Governor’s Spokesperson, Ibrahim Shuaibu, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, said the clinic, which is aimed at complementing the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, clinic, would provide the required medical attention to the state’s pilgrims.

It said the State Amirul Hajj and Deputy Governor of Kano State, Aminu Gwarzo, is scheduled to visit the clinic immediately upon his arrival from Madinah to assess the level of commitment of the state pilgrim board to the pilgrims.

According to Ibrahim, the Coordinator of Health Matters for the State Pilgrims Board, Binta Yusuf revealed that approval has been given for the clinic, which will operate in House Number 5 in Makkah.

“NAHCON officials have visited the site and given their approval for the clinic to commence operation,” she said.

Binta noted that Governor Yusuf had earlier sponsored a team of 11 health professionals, led by Prof Abdurrahman Sheshe, to provide medical care to the state’s pilgrims, adding that the establishment of the clinic is a further demonstration of the state government’s commitment to the welfare of its citizens in the holy land.

She noted that Kano is the only state in Nigeria that NAHCON allowed to open a clinic for its pilgrims in Makkah.

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