Med­i­cal screen­ing com­mences for Hajj 2016 pil­grims

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Maryam Ah­madu-Suka, Kaduna

The Kaduna State Mus­lim Pil­grims Wel­fare Board yes­ter­day com­menced med­i­cal screen­ing of the state’s in­tend­ing pil­grims for this year’s Hajj to as­cer­tain their health sta­tus be­fore the jour­ney.

A state­ment by the board’s Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer, Yunusa Muham­mad Ab­dul­lahi, said that the med­i­cal screen­ing was oblig­a­tory for all the in­tend­ing pil­grims from the state and fe­male pil­grims would in ad­di­tion un­dergo preg­nancy test.

“The med­i­cal and preg­nancy tests are com­pul­sory, so any pil­grim who does not at­tend it can lose his or her Hajj seat”, the state­ment said.

The state­ment ad­vised in­tend­ing pil­grims to col­lect med­i­cal cards from their re­spec­tive reg­is­tra­tion of­fi­cers be­fore go­ing to the hospi­tals for the screen­ing.

From left: Mem­ber rep­re­sent­ing Udi/Ezeagu Fed­eral Con­stituency, Rep. De­nis Amadi; Mem­ber rep­re­sent­ing An­inri/Awgu/Oji-river, Rep. Toby Okechukwu; Chair­man, Ikeoha Foun­da­tion, Se­na­tor Ike Ek­w­ere­madu; Ex­ec­u­tiveDirec­tor, Ikeoha Foun­da­tion, Mrs. Cindy Ezeugwu; Gov­er­nor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ug­wuanyi un­veil the 2015/2016 Ikeoha schol­ar­ship and bur­sary award at Ezeagu, Enugu, re­cently. Photo: DSP Of­fice.

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