The Ministry of Health has set health regulations and guidelines necessary to safeguard health conditions of the pilgrims from Kuwait, due to perform annual religious rituals in the holy lands.
The MoH notified the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs of terms that must be met to keep the pilgrims in good health. Each expedition grouping less than 100 persons should have one doctor and a single nurse. Those exceeding that number should be served with a couple of physicians and a pair nurses, said Mgheer Al-Shemmari, the deputy chief for medical services for the hajj expeditions.
Al-Shemmari added in a statement on Saturday the concerned authorities must set up two chambers; one for men and the other for women, at the pilgrims' residency buildings for medical checkups and tasks.
He warned the expeditions that non-authorized doctors cannot be allowed to treat the pilgrims. Moreover, the assigned medical teams' work will be restricted to treating expeditions coming from Kuwait only.
The ministry has also informed the Awqaf Ministry about health conditions concerning cooking and nutrition of the faithful. Furthermore, the pilgrims are advised to abide by health ways to dispose of medical or food waste. Workers in the expedition should have health certificates and those suffering injuries or alike conditions are banned from serving the pilgrims.