Abuja - The Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Board has directed all pilgrims intending to partake in this year’s Hajj to undergo screening in order to assess their fitness.
The pilgrims have been urged to report at the board office for the collection of their medical cards to the recommended hospitals in the State.
Sanusi Kamal Adewale, Executive Secretary of the board, said the ongoing medical screening would end next Tuesday.
“The exercise is compulsory for every intending pilgrim,” said Adewale.
He also directed intending pilgrims to visit General Hospitals in the state for screening. Intending pilgrims from Apapa, Amuwo-Odofin, Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Surulere, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland and Eti-Osa are to visit General Hospital Lagos (Odan) for the exercise.
Those from Ifako-Ijaiye, Ikeja, Agege and Alimosho local governments are expected to take their medical screening at Ifako-Ijaiye General Hospital.
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Intending Pilgrims from Mushin, Oshodi-Isolo, Somolu, Kosofe local governments and the State Sponsored Pilgrims will be attended to at Gbagada General Hospital, while those from Ibeju-Lekki and Epe are to be screening at Epe General Hospital.
Pilgrims from Ikorodu will do their screening at Ikorodu General Hospital and those from Badagry and Ojo are expected to visit General Hospital Badagry for their medical and laboratory test.
Adewale added that each pilgrim was expected to pay N4 000 for the tests.
He said the purpose of the medical screening is to ensure that pilgrims are physically, mentally and socially fit to travel and perform the Hajj.
The Hajj is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia and a mandatory religious duty for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime.
It will be marked from September 20 to 25.
- CAJ News