2023 Hajj: Six Nigerian pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia.

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has confirmed the demise of Six Nigerian pilgrims partaking in the 2023 Hajj in Saudi Arabia.

Head of the NAHCON 2023 Hajj medical team,Usman Galadima confirmed the update on Saturday at a meeting of the commission in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

He further said the representative from Osun and Kaduna States for the 2023 Hajj recorded two deaths each, while Plateau State recorded one.

Galadima also disclosed that several test were carried on each pilgrims and the team diagnosed 30 patients with mental challenges.

According to Galadima, the 30 persons are currently undergoing treatment and expected to perform hajj.

“We have been managing them in our facilities. We have about four psychiatrists in the team. We have been managing them and all of them would likely perform hajj because they are a bit stable now,”

He further stated that the 2023 Hajj clinic recorded two miscarriages and delivered one baby during the Haji period.

To address the mortality rate, Mr Galadima called for the strengthening of the pre-hajj medical screening of intending pilgrims.

Galadima further said that there is a need to restrict those deemed to be “not fit to travel”.

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