Over 70,000 Turkish pilgrims taken to hospital in Saudi Arabia
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.7
By Orkhan Guluzade – Trend:
As many as 72,000 Turkish pilgrims have been taken to the hospital in Saudi Arabia since August 2016, the Sabah newspaper quoted the chief physician of Turkey’s Presidency of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) in Mecca Dogan Akdogan as saying Sept.7.
Reportedly, the Turkish pilgrims were taken to the hospital primarily due to the acute respiratory infection.
More than 6,000 pilgrims attend hospital per day, according to the newspaper.
More than 450,000 Turkish citizens went to minor pilgrimage (Umrah) in 2016.
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