Nigeria loses 9 pilgrims in the 2019 Hajj in Saudi Arabia

9 Nigerians have died while performing the 2019 Hajj in Saudi Arabia. This was confirmed on Monday, August 12, by Dr Ibrahim Kana, the Chairman of National Medical Team of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).

The news of their death comes just after the death of a female Pilgrim from Oshodi Local Government Area of Lagos, Alhaja Folashade Lawal.

Others who have died in the 2019 Hajj include three pilgrims from Kano, two from Katsina, one each from Sokoto, and Nasarawa. An international pilgrim is also among the dead.

“Yes, that’s correct. We lost a pilgrim yesterday (Sunday) at the Jamarat. She actually collapsed. She was immediately evacuated from the Jamarat area to a facility called Mina Adisu Hospital. She eventually died. She is a known hypertensive.

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“There is a possibility that the fact that she is a known hypertensive, she may have had fully heart disease that actually triggered the collapse and she subsequently died. She is from Lagos,” Dr Kana said.

He added by giving a list of complains patients at the Hajj gave which ibckudes

He added that the major complaints from patients at the yearly Hajj cough, catarrh, severe chest infections and body pain due to long distance trekking.


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