Makkah Health Cluster Saves Life of Malaysian Sixty-Year-Old Pilgrim from Ventricular Tachycardia

Makkah, A specialized medical team from the King Abdullah Medical City’s (KAMC) Cardiac Center, a member of the Makkah Health Cluster, has successfully saved the life of a 60-year-old Malaysian pilgrim.

This medical emergency came after he had experienced severe chest pain accompanied by palpitations and severe dizziness due to ventricular tachycardia, posing a high risk of cardiac arrest.

The Makkah Health Cluster indicated that the Malaysian Hajj campaign immediately transferred the pilgrim to King Abdulaziz Hospital in Makkah.

Afterwards, communication was established through the hotline service of KAMC’s catheterization department, and the patient was swiftly transported by ambulance, with the treatment protocol activated immediately.

The cluster added that the medical team had successfully performed an electrocauterization on the focal point that had caused the accelerated heart rate, and this procedure contributed to saving the patient’s life. It said the patient is now under close observation in th
e cardiac intensive care unit, recovering well and in good health.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Islamic Affairs Minister Receives Pilgrim Delegation from Iraq under Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’ Guests Program

Makkah, The Minister of Islamic Affairs, Dawah, and Guidance, and Chairman of the Supreme Committee for the Ministry’s Hajj, Umrah, and Visitation Works, Sheikh Dr. Abdullatif bin Abdulaziz Al Al-Sheikh, received a delegation from Iraq today. The delegation was hosted as part of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques’ Guests Program for Hajj, Umrah, and Visit, organized by the ministry. The delegation included the Chairman of the Scientific and Fatwa Council in Samarra, Dr. Hatem Abbas, former president of the Sunni Endowment Office, Dr. Mahmoud Dawood, and professor of fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) and its principles at Abu Hanifa College in Iraq, Dr Omar Mahmoud Al-Samarrai.

Dr. Al Al-Sheikh stressed that the Saudi government has provided all necessary services to ensure that pilgrims can perform their rituals with ease, supported by a comprehensive system of services and preparations involving various government sectors.

The delegation members expressed their gratitude for the attention that reflects the K
ingdom’s commitment and leadership to meeting the needs of Muslims worldwide. They praised the significant efforts made in the Two Holy Mosques and the holy sites, referring to the substantial development the Kingdom has seen recently, especially in the Two Holy Mosques and the holy sites. They also commended the extensive human resources dedicated to the comfort and service of pilgrims. They prayed to Allah Almighty for the Kingdom’s continued prosperity, stability, and success.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Weather Update: Makkah Faces Potential Thunderstorms, Madinah and Jeddah Stay Partly Cloudy

Makkah , The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) forecasts a chance of rain and thunderstorms over Makkah in the coming hours. Meanwhile, partly cloudy skies are expected in Makkah. In contrast, Madinah and Jeddah are anticipated to experience clear skies.

Current temperatures in Makkah sit at 43 degrees Celsius, with southwesterly to westerly winds ranging from 12 to 34 kilometers per hour, potentially exceeding 50 kilometers per hour with thunderstorms. Madinah is experiencing significantly warmer temperatures at 46 degrees Celsius with westerly to southwesterly winds at 12 to 34 kilometers per hour. Jeddah offers a reprieve from the heat with a temperature of 37 degrees Celsius and northwesterly to westerly winds at 10 to 30 kilometers per hour.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

SAIP Conducts Field Visits to Raise Awareness, Measure Compliance of Establishments During Hajj Season

Makkah, The Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property (SAIP) conducted several field visits to raise awareness and assess compliance of establishments during the Hajj season for the year 1445 AH. These visits aim to ensure respect for intellectual property and enhance awareness of the importance of compliance with intellectual property regulations and laws, thereby supporting creators in the Kingdom.

SAIP stated that it continues its efforts to protect intellectual property rights from violations. In this regard, it conducted over 900 visits to raise awareness and measure compliance of establishments during this year’s Hajj season, including more than 600 visits in Makkah and over 300 visits in Jeddah, covering more than 20 commercial complexes.

Additionally, SAIP said it received reports from the Zakat, Tax, and Customs Authority regarding more than 40 counterfeit trademarks for products exceeding 23,000 counterfeit items.

SAIP noted that the visits covered various commercial sectors, including household
goods, jewellery and watches, electronics and electrical appliances, cosmetics and perfumes, clothing, footwear, and accessories.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Saudi Electricity Subsidiary Dawiyat Prepares Robust Communication Infrastructure for Hajj Season

Makkah, Dawiyat Integrated Telecommunications and Information Technology Company, a subsidiary of the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), has announced its comprehensive operational plan for the Hajj season 1445 AH. This plan prioritizes seamless communication services for pilgrims.

Dawiyat confirmed the successful completion of all technical tests for its services. Notably, the company automated over 2,400 distribution stations connected by a robust fiber-optic network exceeding 330 kilometers. This network feeds directly into the distribution control centers located in Makkah and the holy sites.

The plan outlines establishing four key Dawiyat sites in both Mina and Arafat, boasting capacities of up to 400 gigabits per second. Additionally, a dedicated center for monitoring and controlling the optical network within the holy sites has been established at the Operations and Control Building in Mina. Dawiyat has further ensured the integration of security monitoring services with SEC stations in the holy sites,
Makkah and Madinah.

Furthermore, Dawiyat has completed connecting the Majar Al-Kabsh building and its affiliated centers with high-capacity communication circuits (up to 10 gigabytes). This facilitates integrated control and monitoring of the electrical network, communication infrastructure, and information technology services. This enhanced connectivity aims to deliver exceptional service quality to pilgrims and Umrah performers, contributing to a richer and more fulfilling experience.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

Mobily Harnesses Artificial Intelligence Apps to Serve Pilgrims

Makkah, Etihad Etisalat Company “Mobily” has announced its expansion in the use of artificial intelligence applications to enhance the quality of communication and information technology services provided to pilgrims during this year’s Hajj season (1445 AH) in Makkah, Madinah, and the Holy Sites. This expansion aims to facilitate pilgrims performing Hajj efficiently and conveniently.

By adopting artificial intelligence applications, Mobily aims to improve communication services for pilgrims, making it easier for them to connect with their families and access digital services while ensuring continuity and reliability in line with the leadership’s directives. The company continues to utilize digital twin technology to control network coverage, creating a virtual network infrastructure model to enhance the pilgrims’ experience. Additionally, Mobily has expanded its 4G and 5G network coverage to over 70% of the Holy Sites, improved the efficiency of the fiber optic network by 26%, and doubled the capacity of the
5G network in important locations in the Two Holy Mosques and Mina.

Mobily has also established an Operational Excellence Center in Makkah, utilizing the latest automation, artificial intelligence, and machine learning processes to monitor network and quality indicators. This initiative aims to ensure the provision of integrated services at the highest levels.

Source: Saudi Press Agency