In Saudi Arabia, completed preparations for the Hajj

In Saudi Arabia, completed preparations for the Hajj (pilgrimage to the holy places of Islam).The heads of the Saudi ministries and departments responsible for carrying out the pilgrimage, reports about his readiness.Hajj 2008 will begin on December 2 and will continue until December 10.In Saudi Arabia, completed preparations for the Hajj (pilgrimage to the holy places of Islam).The heads of the Saudi ministries and departments responsible for carrying out the pilgrimage, reports about his readiness.Hajj 2008 will begin on December 2 and will continue until December 10.

According kingdom Health Minister Hamad Al-Mania, all the necessary "prophylactic, therapeutic and emergency medical services at the highest standards" are ready to provide medical services to the pilgrims of the kingdom.

138 medical centers and 24 hospital beds for four thousand deployed in Mecca, Mina valley, Arafat and Muzdalifah.On guard of health of pilgrims, whose average age is 55 years, mobilized 10000th army of doctors and par

amedics, 150 emergency teams, he said.

Special numbering 800 people team is busy distribution of drugs to hospitals, which this year allocated in the amount of 26.5 million dollars.

"comprehensive plan" in case of emergencies prepared by Saudi civil defense service.In the framework on "alert" placed 13 thousand men, three thousand cars and 8 helicopters.

special merit of the organizers of the Hajj this year should be considered as equipment tent camp in the valley of Mina 40 thousand tents, made of refractory material.

In 1997, the tent city where pilgrims spend most of the time during the performance of the rituals of Hajj, was almost completely destroyed by fire.The flames killed 343 people.

This year, 90 percent of the pilgrims will live in fire-resistant tents manufacturing which has managed the Saudi treasury $ 800 million.

Simultaneously Hajj organizers prepared a plan two-storey construction camp on the northern slope of the valley of Mina.Bunk tent will allow house the 1.5 million pilgrims that will significantly reduce the "housing load" a narrow valley, and will keep its traditional landscape.

Hajj - one of the five pillars of Islam.Make it at least once in a lifetime, every Muslim is required.It is expected that this year in Saudi Arabia for Hajj will arrive about three million Muslim pilgrims from around the world, including about 23 million from Russia.