Crown Prince approves emergency security plan for Mecca & Madinah

Monday 08th Jun 2015
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef (Photo SPA)

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef (Photo SPA)

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Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Nayef has approved the Civil Defence plan to deal with emergencies during the month of Ramadan in Mecca and Madinah.

Gen. Sulaiman Abdullah Al-Amr, director general of Civil Defense, said the three-phase plan starts with a survey of the safety conditions of the accommodation of Umrah pilgrims.

The second stage of the plan looks at the highest level of efficiency and speedy intervention in emergency cases by monitoring places frequented by Umrah pilgrims 24/7.

The third stage is aimed at intensifying awareness and guidance programs for the Umrah pilgrims, visitors and those serving them in emergency situations.

Meanwhile, Dr. Mustafa Baljoun, director general of health affairs in Mecca region, has approved the integrated and comprehensive Umrah plan to provide healthcare to pilgrims.

He said two health centers in the Grand Mosque and 36 permanent health centres in Mecca will be in open and operating, with sixteen of these centres working for 12 hours from the morning until midnight.

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