The Saudi-German Hospital has partnered with Swift Air Ambulance Services to provide healthcare services to Nigerians, including other pilgrims during Hajj and Umrah.
The collaboration, they say, will help improve the health-seeking behavior of Nigerians.
Speaking to newsmen at the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the hospital and Swift Air Ambulance Services, the Director of Social Affairs and Public Relations, Dr. Hisham Al-Amoudi, said the hospital would support Nigerians embarking on Umrah through the holy. The cities of Mecca and Medina.
He said the hospital was also working to make Nigeria a health hub in Africa.
“Early diagnosis prevents disease and ensures a healthier life and well-being. Therefore, getting checked is a step in the right direction for a healthier life. We are serious about making Nigeria the hub of Africa, especially when it comes to healthcare,” he said.
Also, Abdulazeez Oniyangi, President and CEO of Swift Air Ambulance Service, said the partnership with the Saudi-German hospital was a great innovation.
“We know that Saudi Arabia is a favorite destination for Muslims, especially for Umrah and Hajj, and we know that the rigor of this exercise is very high and we try to encourage people who are going for Umrah to go for a check-up. Before the Hajj rites begin. Meanwhile, the hospital in the Mena region is the largest healthcare provider and has served the Nigerian population with empathy and compassion.
“The government of Saudi Arabia has facilitated visas for emergencies, and it is a good thing that people are healthy. Only the healthy can spend; only healthy can do business.
“This innovation will be of added value to Nigerians traveling for Umrah and Hajj services. It is always good to prepare before starting the Hajj rituals,” he said.