The East Arafat Hospital, which spans thirty thousand square meters in al-Mashaer region, has been recently opened and on high alert in catering to potential emergencies, and offering its services to pilgrims during the Hajj season.
Medical staff, exceeding 438 qualified consultants, specialists, nurses and others, has been supplied with the latest medical equipment across all departments in the hospital. This year, the Ministry of Health is participating with a large workforce; some twenty thousand highly experienced teams dispatched in Mecca, Medina, and al-Mashaer.
The East Arafat Hospital is set to extend its operation hours past Arafat day, after the pilgrims depart from Mecca.
Prior to the commencement of Hajj, initial reports indicated that the region is clear of infectious diseases, but the Saudi Health Ministry said it will remain on alert until the end of the Hajj season.