Suffering from chronic disease? Read these guidelines for performing Hajj 2024

08:41 PM | 19 May, 2024
Suffering from chronic disease? Read these guidelines for performing Hajj 2024

RIYADH - Pilgrims heading to the holy land for this year's Hajj have been advised to bring their medical documents while traveling to Saudi Arabia.

In this regard, the Saudi authorities have urged Hajj pilgrims suffering from chronic diseases to carry medical documents so that they can access medical treatment.

“If you are suffering from an illness that needs special medical treatment, and use specific medicines and compound medical equipment, don’t forget to bring in your medical documents in order to get care and facilitate your journey on arrival and departure,” the ministry said in an X post, addressing those pilgrims.

It bears mentioning that the authorities have also advised overseas pilgrims to get the Neisseria meningitidis vaccine administered before their arrival, and also get it verified by a certificate from their respective home countries.

It has been said that the pilgrims must have been vaccinated against polio, COVID-19, and seasonal flu as part of efforts to protect pilgrims’ health and safety during the annual congregation.
As far as domestic pilgrims are concerned, they must complete Hajj-related vaccinations including inoculations against COVID-19, seasonal influenza, and meningitis ahead of the pilgrimage rites.

The Ministry of Hajj, Saudi Arabia has highlighted that the vaccinations are available at the primary healthcare centers, calling for mandatory registration in the Health Ministry’s Sehaty app before the pilgrims’ arrival in the Saudi holy city of Mecca.

The Hajj season has already started as early groups of pilgrims have arrived in Saudi Arabia from several countries including Pakistan.  

The government of Saudi Arabia has finalized the arrangements for the annual Hajj season which would see around 2 million Muslims arriving in the kingdom for Hajj.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Currency Rates in Pakistan - PKR to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 20 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 20, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Forex Rates

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Baht THB 7.58 7.73


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