Iranian pilgrims during Hajj - AFP
MAKKAH AL MUKARRAMAH, Aug 12 (MENA) - Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Mohamed Abdel Aati, who leads the Egyptian hajj mission, has praised efforts exerted by an accompanying medical team to provide good health care for Egyptian pilgrims.
He also said no contagious or epidemic diseases have been detected among Egyptian pilgrims.
Ten sick pilgrims were able to ascend Mount Arafat in equipped ambulances and the disabled were ferried in customized vehicles to help them perform the hajj rituals, Abdel Aati said in statements to MENA correspondent Monday.
Additional buses were also available around Mount Arafat and were used to shuttle 50 pilgrims who were late to join their groups, he noted.
The medical team also inspected hotels where Egyptian pilgrims are staying to make sure they are served safe food, Abdel Aati added.
Abdel Aati was pleased with big efforts exerted by the Saudi authorities to serve all pilgrims.