2006 News Story

More than 800,000 pilgrims already in the Kingdom for the Hajj

As of last night, 808,586 pilgrims have arrived in the Kingdom to perform the Hajj, the Makkah-based Hajj Central Committee said today.

In related news, Minister of Health Hamad Al-Manie today launched a free telephone line for pilgrim health services. The line, the first of its kind in the health sector, offers information on diseases and pilgrim health issues, Dr Al-Manie said. The number is 8002494444, and it works only within Saudi Arabia.