Bandipora- Hajj pilgrims from North Kashmir’s Bandipora district have expressed satisfaction over the exemplary arrangements made by Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for vaccination of the pilgrims intending to perform Hajj this year.
An official from the District hospital, Bandipora told Kashmir Observer that special arrangements were made for the pilgrims at the old hospital to make it smooth for the pilgrims.
He said that over 2o0 Hajj pilgrims were given the vaccination after a proper check-up.
Muslims who wish to perform Hajj in 2023 must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This includes two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and a booster dose. The vaccination is done as a precautionary measure to protect pilgrims from any contagious disease during the annual pilgrimage.
It may be noted, the government recently notified the vaccination schedule for the selected Hajj pilgrims of Jammu and Kashmir on 15 May. The vaccination process was completed in almost all districts.
“The paramedical staff was very nice and kind towards us. We were given necessary health instructions as well,” said Parveena, who intended to perform the hajj.
At the start of the vaccination process, the pilgrims were thoroughly briefed by Dr. Mir Nabeel Ishtiyaq, noted epidemiologist about the precautions that the pilgrims need to take during the 40-days long visit. The doctor also gave some tips to stay healthy during the Hajj.
While interacting with the Hajj pilgrims, Dr. Ishtiyaq congratulated them for being selected for the holy Hajj and urged them to pray for the well-being and prosperity of the people.
The pilgrims lauded the arrangements and appreciated the efforts of the CMO Bandipora and all the paramedical staff.
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