Saudi's Umrah firms to provide hotel doctors

06 August 2009

Saudi Arabia's Umrah companies have been told they must employ resident doctors at hotels of over 400 rooms in a bid to step up measures to combat swine flu ahead of the pilgrimage season, the Saudi Gazette has reported. The doctors are required to monitor the health of Umrah pilgrims staying at each location and immediately refer suspected cases of swine flu to Ministry of Health hospitals.

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