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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is providing medical care for pilgrims arriving in the holy cities of Mecca and Medina to participate in this year’s Hajj.

Medinah Health Cluster has set up a dialysis unit for pilgrims at King Fahd Hospital, equipped with 11 dialysis machines that can perform 22 dialysis sessions per day, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The sessions are planned in collaboration with health missions linked to Hajj companies.

Since the beginning of this year’s Hajj season, 106 pilgrims have benefited from the medical care services of dialysis patients.

Since the beginning of this year’s Hajj season, 106 pilgrims have benefited from the medical care services of dialysis patients. (SPA)

The medical team at King Abdullah Medical City in Makkah also successfully performed an operation to save the sight of a 58-year-old Turkish pilgrim on the same day. The patient suffered from a retinal detachment in her left eye caused by a hole in the retina, SPA said.

“The team decided to perform emergency surgery, which included removing the vitreous, repairing the retinal detachment and injecting silicone oil into the eye,” the agency quoted the medical team as saying.

The woman will make a full recovery and will be able to continue her Hajj, they added.

A medical team at King Abdullah Medical City in Mecca successfully performed an operation to save the sight of a 58-year-old Turkish pilgrim on the same day. (SPA)

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