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Lagos begins medical test for intending Hajj 2019 pilgrims


Muslim pilgrims / AFP PHOTO / Karim SAHIB

In preparation for the 2019 Hajj exercise, Lagos State has commenced the first phase of medical test for intending pilgrims.

The Secretary, Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Ishola Rahman who made this known on Tuesday, said the test started in the last two weeks in order to certify the health condition of each pilgrim ahead of the exercise.

He emphasised the importance of the medical test to include ensuring that all applicants are healthy and fit to perform the Hajj exercise under the Lagos State platform.


He reiterated the commitment of the Board to fulfill all righteousness as dictated by the Saudi Arabian Authority.

Ishola advised intending pilgrims not to hide their health status, adding that this would jeopardise the effective management of their health and may result in unforeseen circumstances, which may either lead to disqualification if later discovered or lead death if unknown.

He further stated that Lagos is known for quality management of their pilgrims and this year must not fall short of such trust.

The Board’s secretary therefore appealed to all intending pilgrims that the earlier their illnesses is identified the better for them as there will be opportunity for early commencement of necessary treatments.

Meanwhile, intending pilgrims are advised to visit the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital’s Laboratory (LASUTH) Ikeja for the first phase of the medical test after collecting their application and Pre-Hajj screening forms from the Board.

Ishola also hinted that intending pilgrims who have completed their payments and medical tests for Hajj 2019 should submit their forms at the Board’s office for further processing.

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