FREE support & Medical Aid for PilgrimsThe British Hajj Delegation 2012 was officially launched at the Regents Park Mosque on Saturday 29th September 2012 by Lord Adam Patel. Click Here to Read More about the launch.
GOING FOR HAJJ THIS YEAR?
Congratulations if you are fortunate enough to be undertaking this obligatory and very special journey to the holy places in Saudi Arabia. InshAllah your journey will be a memorable and trouble free one. However if you do become unwell whilst on the Hajj then the volunteer Doctors of the British Hajj Delegation may be able to help you.
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.
The following numbers in Saudi Arabia will be active froM 19th October to 4th November 2012. Please, if possible, try and avoid calling during prayer times unless there is an emergency.
Within Saudi Arabia
0557 437 100
0557 440 200
Outside Saudi Arabia
+966 557 437 100
+966 557 440 200
For more info visit: www.britishhajjdelegation.org.ukh.
Download the Brtish Hajj Delegation Leaflet 2012