Hajj 2019: Nigeria loses 9 pilgrims in Saudi Arabia

Hajj 2019: Nigeria loses 9 pilgrims in Saudi ArabiaDr Ibrahim Kana, the Chairman of Nationwide Medical Workforce of Nationwide Hajj Fee of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Monday August 12, confirmed that 9 Nigerian pilgrims died whereas performing the 2019 Hajj in Saudi Arabia.

The affirmation got here after report of the dying of Alhaja Folashade Lawal, a feminine Nigerian Pilgrim from Oshodi Native Authorities Space of Lagos State. Dr Ibrahim Kana additional disclosed that three pilgrims from Kano, two from Katsina, one every from Sokoto, and Nasarawa in addition to one worldwide pilgrim died on this 12 months’s Hajj.

“Sure, that’s appropriate. We misplaced a pilgrim yesterday (Sunday) on the Jamarat. She truly collapsed. She was instantly evacuated from the Jamarat space to a facility referred to as Mina Adisu Hospital. She ultimately died. She is a recognized hypertensive.

“There’s a risk that the truth that she is a recognized hypertensive, she could have had totally coronary heart illness that really triggered the collapse and he or she subsequently died. She is from Lagos,” Dr Kana mentioned in response to enquiries from journalists.

He added that the main complaints from sufferers on the yearly Hajj embrace physique ache consequently trekking for an extended distance, cough, catarrh and extreme chest infections.


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