The government will send a 207-member medical team comprising physicians, nurses and brothers to Saudi Arabia to treat pilgrims.
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Religious Affairs jointly have divided the members into two teams.Of the two teams, the Health and Family Welfare Ministry will send a team comprising with 68- doctor, 54-nurse, 26-pharmacist and 6-technician, the health ministry said.
Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque disclosed the matter at a programme held at Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA) auditorium in the capital on Tuesday while briefing the Hajj Medical Team-2019.
In his speech, the minister said 1,27,000 hajj pilgrims will go to Mecca this year to perform their hajj while most of them are old aged and the pilgrims may fall in different types of sickness including heart, diabetes and kidney problems.
“The government by their own cost is sending the physicians, nurses and technicians to Saudi Arabia to ensure health services of the pilgrims,” he said.
Zahid Maleque also directed the medical team members to treat the pilgrims with sincerity and honesty.
Among others, Health service division secretary Md Ashadul Islam, Director General of DGHS Abul Kalam Azad and other high officials of the health and family welfare ministry were present in the programme.