Commenting on medical facilities to Pakistani pilgrims in Saudi Arabia, he said a hospital and dispensaries equipped with paramedical staff including specialist doctors had been set up in Makkah where provision of medicines was ensured.
The spokesman said the medical mission attended 1,46,000 Pakistani pilgrims, out of these 695 were referred to the Saudi hospitals.
The ministry had provided medicines worth Rs. 24 million at the medical centres to ensure complete health cover to Pakistani pilgrims.
He said 145 Pakistani intending pilgrims have died in Saudi Arabia mostly due to natural causes since October 11 after reaching the Holy Land to perform the religious obligation of Hajj.
The deceased pilgrims have been laid to rest in Makkah and Madina where they breathed their last, intimating the heirs about the demises. – APP