Aug 14, 2017, 1:03 PM
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Iran launches general clinic for pilgrims in Mecca

Tehran, Aug 14, IRNA – Iran's first general clinic has been opened in the holy city of Mecca to provide medical services to the Iranian pilgrims who are now in the western Saudi city for the annual Hajj ritual, an Iranian chief physician said.

The newly-launched Iranian general clinic is more equipped than the medical centers located in the hotels, Doctor Mohammad –Taqi Holisaz said Sunday.

According to Holisaz, the general clinic is among six similar health centers expected to be launched in Mecca.

We have provided every hotel, housing more than 1,800 Iranian pilgrims with a clinic, the physician added.

The first convoy of Iranian pilgrims arrived at Medina Airport on July 30 and was welcomed by Iranian and Saudi Hajj authorities.

Iran Supreme Leader's Representative in Hajj and Pilgrimage Affairs Ali Qazi-Asgar said earlier that the Saudi officials' warm welcome for the Iranian pilgrims was a sign of Riyadh's commitment to their agreements.