KUWAIT: Head of the medical team at Kuwait’s Hajj mission Mubarak Al-Ajmi said yesterday that the Hajj season was the most important annual events that require a strong government effort to guarantee the best services Kuwaiti pilgrims. The Ministry of Health is devoting all efforts to provide both preventive and curative healthcare for pilgrims especially for the elderly and those with chronic diseases, Ajmi said in a press statement. Preventive measures taken by the Ministry of Health includes vaccinations provided at healthcare centers in all governorates, distribution of health card to pilgrims, organizing awareness campaigns, and safety guidance, he explained. Upon arrival to Makkah, health service teams in the Hajj mission start coordination with Saudi Health Ministry to establish medical clinics that meet the latest and essential requirements to serve the Kuwaiti pilgrims, he clarified. On his part, Assistant of Team Director Mughair Al-Shammari said that the mission had formed inspecting teams to check the readiness of the Kuwaiti Hajj groups and their commitment to previous pledges made to the supervisory committee before going to Makkah. He stressed the mission’s keenness to ensure that the Hajj groups abide by health requirements. – KUNA