FREE Support & Medical Aid for Pilgrims
The British Hajj Delegation 2013 have arrived in Saudi Arabia and will be there to support you during Hajj.
The following numbers in Saudi Arabia will be active from 3rd October to 17th October 2013.
Please, if possible, try and avoid calling during prayer times unless there is an emergency.
Within Saudi Arabia
592 482 470
592 478 786
Outside Saudi Arabia
+966 592 482 470
+966 592 478 786
Makkah (1st-7th and 13th & 14th Dhul Hijjah)
Nawwarat Shams Hotel
Ibrahim Al-Khalil Street
(Behind Darul Tawheed Intercontinental / Hilton)
Days of Hajj
Opposite Saudi Clinic No 15.
Corner of Street 649 and 642 in Mina.
Near Mina Al Wadi Hospital (Europa Zones)
WHAT IS THE BRITISH HAJJ DELEGATION ?
The British Hajj Delegation consists of a group of British Doctors who provide ‘on the ground’ medical support and has been functioning for over a decade. The first Delegation was sent in 2000 (Hijri 1420) and for the last twelve years has been led by Lord Adam Patel of Blackburn, a Peer in the House of Lords of the British Parliament, and includes a Chief Medical Officer along with eight other volunteer Doctors, usually including one or two female Doctors .
The British Hajj Delegation is based in Mina during the days of Hajj. The clinical services are planned to be operational for around 2 weeks thanks to the kindness of our sponsors this coming year.
All the Doctors are volunteers and therefore are not paid for their time and work. They are all practicing in the UK and are registered with the General Medical Council. Some of the Doctors need to find a locum (Doctor providing temporary cover) at their own costs to cover their work whilst they are away from their practising surgeries or clinics.
The Doctors on the BHD reflect the very wide range and diverse British Muslim community and between them are able to communicate with almost all the different constituents of the British Muslim community and are aware of the different cultures and traditions held within.
The clinic is a free service. In Mina it is set up in the tents located there and for a few days after the Hajj, is set up in a hotel room in Makkah. It is very basic and is not intended to replicate a GP’s surgery in the UK. The clinic is usually open for around 14 to 16 hours every day. Medication is either provided free of charge or patients are given the name of the medicine to purchase from the numerous pharmacies that are located in and around the area of Makkah.
For more information on the British Hajj Delegation click here